Kawachi volcano is a underwater volcanic structure Active in the Solomon Islands in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. a place that has long been shark shelter, its calmness may be compromised, as it is showing suggestive signs of volcanic activity. search was done through nasa satellite images Who detected the clouds of discolored water above the volcano.
The images were recorded by the Operational Land Imager-2 (OLI-2) on the Landsat-9 satellite. Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program,
According to a statement issued by NASA’s Earth ObservatoryThe volcano probably began erupting last October, but the change in color of the water above the volcano was only noticed by researchers in April and May of this year.
Prior to this, the most recent major Kawachi eruptions occurred in 2014 and 2007. live science, In 2015, during an expedition to the volcano, experts were surprised to learn that, despite its turbulent history, the volcano’s crater is also home to hammerheads and silky sharks.
In a 2016 article in the journal oceanography Titled “Exploring the SharkCanoe”, the scientists reported that the presence of sharks in the crater “raised new questions about the ecology of active underwater volcanoes and the extreme environments present for large marine animals”.
The summit of Kawachi is about 20 meters below sea level, with the base extending to a depth of 1.2 km above sea level. The volcano is located about 15 miles (24 km) to the south of Wanagunu Island, one of more than 900 islands. archipelago of Solomon Islands.
Residents of neighboring islands have regularly reported seeing steam and ash on the surface of the water.