(Relationship to submarines
The first underwater volcanic eruption was not documented until 1990. Seismometers on land still cannot detect the many, distant earthquakes
that scientists believe precede submarine eruptions by months. It is likely that tomorrow's uncharted sea mounts will have resulted from undersea volcanic eruptions. As recently as 2005, USS San Francisco
collided tragically with an undersea mountain about 350 statute miles south of Guam while operating at flank speed and more than 500 feet deep.
Read a subamariner's rare, personal experience on the USS Wahoo (SS-565)
in the early 70's as posted in a comment on TSSP 3/11/2011 11:49 AM
The photo on the right (above) shows how a pyroclastic surge during eruption of a nearby submarine volcano has damaged the base of a lighthouse in the Azores Archipelago
Mystery Questions of the Week
1) - The mystery photo on the left (above) illustrates some of the aftermath of a famous earthquake whose submerged epicenter occurred about 2 miles offshore. What city was this?
2) - What was the date of the earthquake whose aftermath is shown in the mystery photo?
3) - What, before your eyes, is extremely rare about the mystery photo?
4) - Name the photographer who took the mystery photo?
5) - In what month and year was the mystery photo taken?
6) - The USS Wahoo submariner (above link) was just West of what island when his own experience occurred?
Comments ON ...... ANSWERS MONDAY, 14 March
Submarines are always silent and strange.
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