An amazing video has surfaced online of a real-life “Sharkcano.”
Earlier this week, the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, shared the photos of the event on their Twitter account. “You’ve heard of Sharknado,” they joked, referring to the SyFy film franchise. “Now get ready for Sharkcano.”
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🦈 You’ve heard of sharknado, now get ready for sharkcano.
The Kavachi Volcano in the Solomon Islands is home to two species of sharks. It’s also one of the most active submarine volcanoes in the Pacific, seen here erupting underwater by #Landsat 9.https://t.co/OoQU5hGWXQ pic.twitter.com/vEdRypzlgi
— NASA Goddard (@NASAGoddard) May 22, 2022
As the NASA Twitter account explained, “The Kavachi Volcano in the Solomon Islands is home to two species of sharks. It’s also one of the most active submarine volcanoes in the Pacific, seen here erupting underwater by #Landsat 9.”
According to Live Science, NASA satellite images have found plumes of discolored water over the volcano in recent months, which are a sure sign of volcanic activity and insinuate that multiple eruptions have been occurring over the past few months.
According to the Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program, these images were captured by the Operational Land Images-2 (OLI-2) onboard the Landsat-9 satellite, as NASA’s Twitter account previously mentioned.
In a statement released by NASA’s Earth Observatory, it’s likely that the volcano began erupting as early as last October. However, the changes in water color over the volcano were not noticed until April and May. Research indicates that Kavachi’s first recorded eruption happened in 1939. Subsequent eruptions were powerful enough to create temporary islands.
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A video of the phenomenon was also captured on video, which can be seen below.
According to the description of the video: