Gunung Berapi Bawah Laut Sulawesi - An underwater volcano over 10,000 feet tall or 3000 meters, is found in the sea in North Sulawesi. This mountain is an important finding for understanding the wealth of the seas of Indonesia.
Volcanoes in the sea was detected in the expedition with scientists of Indonesia and United States scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) under the auspices of U.S. Department of Commerce.
NOAA Ship Okeanos of time exploring the ocean in the area of West Kawio, Kawio Islands, North Sulawesi, get a mapping of the volcano images. West Kawio chosen as the area because of the elements of an expedition under the sea in abundance.
"This is a huge volcano and higher than all the mountains in Indonesia, except three or four other mountains, and towering over 10,000 feet from the seabed at a depth of more than 18 thousand feet," says Jim Holden, Chairman of U.S. scientists from the University of Massachusetts, U.S., Embassy in the release to AFP, Monday (12/07/2010)