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Data collected by the Autonomous Hydrophone Array in the eastern Pacific Ocean in 1996. Red dots show locations of earthquakes. Notice how many earthquakes occur along the western coast of Central and South America. This is due to the plates sliding underneath the continents and triggering earthquakes and volcanic eruptions on land. The earthquakes also form a band along the mid-ocean ridge axis. These are the ones that we will be investigating to find out where and when seafloor volcanic eruptions have taken place.

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