underwater vents or fissures in the Earth's surface from which magma can erupt
The presence of water alters the characteristics of a volcanic eruption.
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- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), "Scientists Discover and Image Explosive Deep-Ocean Volcano," December 17, 2009; retrieved 2012-6-9.
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