Magnetization data of ocean crust in the Magic Mountain area

Calculated magnetization of the ocean crust in the Magic Mountain hydrothermal area of Explorer Ridge. Purple and black colors indicate areas of low magnetic values, which help identify vent locations. Black lines are bathymetric contours at a 10 meter interval. Image courtesy of Submarine Ring of Fire 2002, NOAA/OER.

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