Lab 4.3 – Applying your knowledge to an actual eruption

Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes
Materials needed: none


Re-view the following underwater eruption video.

  1. Record the volcanic activity you observe.
  2. Hypothesize with explanations what you think could be occurring to the seafloor bathymetry as well as below the seafloor based on what you learned from Lab 4.1 and Lab 4.2.

Assessment questions

  1. Following discussions about the above two questions, compose your own explanation for your hypothesis that includes evidence from Activities 1 & 2 and key scientific ideas.
  2. What questions do you still have about what drives changes in the seismicity and/or bathymetry over time at Axial Seamount?