Tournament: Earth 2013 has come to a stunning end. A newcomer to the landscape — a volcano that wasn't even above the water’s surface at the beginning of 2012 — literally came out of nowhere to win our first-ever Tournament. The #7 seeded El Hierro submarine eruption from the “events” bracket captured the overall crown. Come back in March 2014 for another round of earthly madness.
Your 2013 Tournament: Earth Winner - El Hierro Submarine Volcano Eruption
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This natural-color satellite image from February 2012 shows the underwater volcanic eruption off El Hierro, the youngest of the Canary Islands. Bright aquamarine water indicates high concentrations of volcanic material, while a patch of brown water resembles a turbulent hot tub and indicates when and where the eruption is strongest. At the time, the volcano’s summit was 120 meters (390 feet) beneath the ocean surface. Read more