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'Volcano' Damages Undersea Cable January 11, 2013
Map of eastern Black Sea
“I think that this should be the eruption of an underwater volcano.” — Kote Samushia, Cable company CEO.
The suspected eruption of a submerged volcano beneath the northern Black Sea is reported to have damaged a fiber-optic cable connecting the southern Russia city of Novorossiysk with the Georgian port of Poti.

Azerbaijan’s Trend news agency reports owners of the cable said the break also affected communications at the upcoming site of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Engineers said the cable’s polyethylene sheath was melted by lava from the unnamed underwater volcano.

Map: Earthweek