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Esmeralda Bank volcano

Submarine volcano -43 m / - 141 ft
United States, Mariana Islands, 15°N / 145.25°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Esmeralda Bank volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Tue, 8 Oct 2019
Tue, 8 Oct 14:25 UTCM 4.4 / 189 km29 kmMariana Islands (Northern Mariana Islands)

Background:

Esmeralda Bank is a massive submarine volcano with three summit cones oriented along a N-S line. Their summits are from 43 to 140 m beneath the sea surface. The highest, middle peak contains a 3-km-wide caldera open to the west and several parasitic cones. Frequent sulfur boils and water discoloration have been observed, which have variously been attributed to eruptive events or solfataric activity.
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