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Real-time Seismic Monitoring Station Installed Atop Active Underwater Volcano
May 10, 2007
This week, researchers will begin direct monitoring of the rumblings of a submarine volcano in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. On May 6, a team of scientists led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution installed a new underwater earthquake monitoring system on top of "Kick'em Jenny," a volcano just off of the northern coast of the island nation of Grenada.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
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