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Axial Seamount: The most active volcano in the Pacific Northwest
February 19 @ 1:00 pm - 1:55 pm
Presenter: Dr. Bill Chadwick Axial Seamount is located about 300 miles offshore of the Oregon coast almost a mile below the ocean surface, and with three detected eruptions in the last 20 years, has been more active that Mount St. Helens. We know this because it has been the focus of a seafloor observatory, first with autonomous battery-powered instruments, and since September 2014 by monitoring instruments connected to a fiber-optic cable to shore, providing continuous real-time data. This talk will summarize what has been learned by the monitoring efforts at Axial Seamount and how its recent eruptions have been successfully forecast.