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Recent earthquakes under Loihi volcano (Hawai'i)
lunes, jun 26, 2017
Desde finales de mayo, el volcán ocultado bajo el Pacífico al sur de la isla grande ha mostrado marcado aumento de la actividad sísmico. Varios enjambres de terremotos fueron detectados bajo el volcán. ... [Leer más]
lunes, nov 26, 2012
Se detectó un sismo de magnitud 4.2 en Volcán Loihi el 25 de noviembre. Vamos a esperar y ver si el Observatorio volcán hawaiano tiene más información sobre esto. [Leer más]
 

Loihi volcano

Submarine volcano -975 m / - 3,199 ft
United States, Hawaiian Islands, 18.92°N / -155.27°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
Loihi volcano books
Last update: 2 oct 2018 (earthquake swarm)
Typical eruption style: sin especificar
Erupciones del volcán Loihi: 1996 
Fecha / HoraRevista / ProfundidadDistanciaUbicación
Sat, 18 May 2019
Sat, 18 May 01:39 UTCM 1.7 / 30.9 km29 km1km ENE of Pahala, Hawaii (USA)
Fri, 17 May 2019
Fri, 17 May 09:30 UTCM 1.9 / 41.7 km24 kmOther Event - 16km SSE of Pahala, Hawaii (USA)
Fri, 17 May 09:19 UTCM 2.1 / 49.6 km28 kmOther Event - 23km SSE of Pahala, Hawaii (USA)
Fri, 17 May 09:18 UTCM 1.9 / 42.2 km27 kmOther Event - 12km SSE of Pahala, Hawaii (USA)
Fri, 17 May 08:01 UTCM 1.9 / 41.9 km26 kmOther Event - 15km SSE of Pahala, Hawaii (USA)
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Background:

Loihi seamount, the youngest volcano of the Hawaiian chain, lies about 35 km off the SE coast of the island of Hawaii. Loihi (which is the Hawaiian word for "long") has an elongated morphology dominated by two curving rift zones extending north and south of the summit. The summit region contains a caldera about 3 x 4 km wide and is dotted with numerous lava cones, the highest of which is about 975 m below the sea surface. The summit platform includes two well-defined pit craters, sediment-free glassy lava, and low-temperature hydrothermal venting. An arcuate chain of small cones on the western edge of the summit extends north and south of the pit craters and merges into the crests of Loihi's prominent rift zones. Deep and shallow seismicity indicate a magmatic plumbing system distinct from that of Kilauea volcano. During 1996, a new pit crater was formed at the summit of the volcano, and lava flows were erupted. Continued volcanism is expected to eventually build a new island at Loihi; time estimates for the summit to reach the sea surface range from roughly 10,000 to 100,000 years.
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