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NOAA Vents Paper on Cover of Nature Geoscience

November 07, 2011

The November issue of Nature Geoscience features the erupting West Mata volcano on its cover, discovered by NOAA Vents and university partner scientists 2.5 years ago. The paper included is the first published about this recently discovered active underwater eruption and describes the never before seen active boninite lava that contains information about the early stages of subduction in the northeastern Lau Basin.

For more information on the West Mata volcano please visit the NOAA Vents Program website

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