A Methane Pulse Driven by Seamount Subduction Beneath the Rock Garden Ridge on the Hikurangi Margin, off New Zealand

Marta E Torres1, Gareth James Crutchley2, Sabine Kasten3, Thomas Pape4, WeiLi Hong5, Stuart A Henrys2, Cornelius Octavian Schwarze6, Katrin Huhn7 and Nina Kukowski6, (1)Oregon State Univ, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States, (2)GNS Science, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, (3)Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz-Center for Polar and Marine Research Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven, Germany, (4)University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany, (5)Geological Survey of Norway, Trondheim 7491, Norway, (6)Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Jena, Germany, (7)MARUM, Bremen, Germany