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Monday, Apr 28, 2014
USGS raised the alert level for the submarine volcano due to abnormal seismicity detected in the area by hydroacoustic devices and land-based network devices on neighboring islands. ... [more]
 

Ahyi volcano

Submarine volcano -137 m / - 449 ft
United States, Mariana Islands, 20.42°N / 145.03°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
Ahyi volcano books
Last update: 29 May 2016
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Ahyi volcano eruptions: 2001  No recent earthquakes
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Background:

Ahyi seamount is a large conical submarine volcano that rises to within 137 m of the sea surface about 18 km SE of the island of Farallon de Pajaros (Uracas) in the northern Marianas. Water discoloration has been observed over the submarine volcano, and in 1979 the crew of a fishing boat felt shocks over the summit area of the seamount followed by upwelling of sulfur-bearing water. On April 24-25, 2001 an explosive submarine eruption was detected seismically from a seismic station on Rangiroa Atoll, Tuamotu Archipelago. The event was well constrained (+/- 15 km) at a location near the southern base of Ahyi; the summit of the seamount lies within the location uncertainty.
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