M6.1 Earthquake on the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge
January 15, 2013 | USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
Earthquakes stronger than M6.0 are unusual on a mid-ocean ridge.
USGS reports that a M6.1 earthquake occurred on the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge today at about 11:00 AM local time.
Seafloor Volcanoes Modified Antarctic Climate?
September 2, 2013 | LA Times
A line of ancient volcanoes that grew on the floor of the Southern Ocean tens of millions of years ago may have blocked ocean currents and modified Antarctic climate.
Global Chimney in the Pacific
January 9, 2014 | National Science Foundation
"Although few people live in the Western tropical Pacific Ocean region, the remote waters there affect billions of people by shaping climate and air chemistry worldwide.
Next week, scientists will head to the region to better understand its influence on the atmosphere--including how that influence may change in coming decades if storms over the Pacific become more powerful with rising global temperatures." Quoted from the NSF press release.