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What Does It Sound Like When A Volcano Erupts Underwater?

An Acousitic Doppler Current Profiler (four blue-red cyllinders with yellow housing) is installed at the base of Axial Seamount.
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An Acousitic Doppler Current Profiler (four blue-red cyllinders with yellow housing) is installed at the base of Axial Seamount.

Ross Reynolds talks with University of Washington oceanographer John Delaney about Axial Seamount, the underwater volcano that just erupted off the Oregon coast.

"When the volcano erupts it releases a gigantic plume, just like any volcano, except that all that plume is caught within the ocean itself," Delaney said.