Deepest observed volcanic eruption
1,208-m-deep volcanic eruption
1,208 metre(s)
Samoa ()

On 6–7 May 2009, US scientists filmed a volcanic eruption that took place 1,208 m (3,963 ft) deep in the Pacific Ocean near Samoa. The footage, which was captured by a robotic submersible named Jason 2, shows molten lava erupting from the West Mata volcano. One of the most active submarine volcanoes in the world, it is located around 200 km (125 mi) south-west of the Samoan Islands.