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Quakes Under Pacific Floor Reveal Unexpected Circulatory System

January 10, 2008

black smoker Seismologists working under 2,500 meters of water on a mid-ocean ridge in the eastern Pacific Ocean have used tiny earthquakes to make the first images of the interior of a hydrothermal vent system, and it does not look at all the way many had assumed it would. Full Story

The Earth Institute at Columbia University

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