Pacific Ring of Fire Expedition. Giant smoky plume discovered pouring out ofcrater near the summit of NW Rota 1 volcano. The crater rim is in theforeground.
Date: 2004 April
Credit: Pacific Ring of Fire 2004 Expedition. NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration; Dr. Bob Embley, NOAA PMEL, Chief Scientist
Location: Mariana Arc region, Western Pacific Ocean
Subject: Ocean exploration