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Unnamed 23.58°N/163.83°W volcano

Submarine volcano -4000 m / -13,123 ft
United States, Hawaiian Islands, 23.58°N / -163.83°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Unnamed 23.58°N/163.83°W volcano eruptions: 1955  No recent earthquakes
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation

Background:

A "smoke" column rising several thousand meters from the sea, steaming turbulent water, water discoloration, and a probable raft of floating pumice were seen from the air at a point 90 km NE of Necker Island on August 20, 1953. Despite a water depth at this point of approximately 4 km, Macdonald (1959) considered there to be little doubt that a submarine eruption, the westernmost historical volcanic eruption in the Hawaiian lsland chain, had occurred.
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Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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