|Researching the effects of underwater hydrothermal venting systems|
|Northern Gorda Ridge|
The Gorda Ridge has been an active spreading ridge with three SOSUS-detected seismic events:
The T-phase swarm in February/March 1996 lead to the emission of Event Plumes and the eruption of a new lava flow onto the seafloor.
For more information on the northern Gorda Ridge, see the VENTS Gorda Geology Page or the above event sites.