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Nature: Real-time data from the 24 April eruption of the underwater Axial volcano were captured by a range of instruments in place off the Oregon coastline. The instrumentation, which included seismometers, pressure and temperature sensors, and a mass spectrometer, was put in place as part of the $386 million Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). The seismometers picked up a spike in activity on 23 April, which gave the OOI researchers time to prepare for the eruption. Unfortunately, the systems designed to provide full data to researchers outside of the initiative's monitoring organization were scheduled for completion in the next three months. The raw seismic data were live streamed outside of the OOI, but the rest of the data were recorded and will be provided in the next several days.