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Forecast Seamount volcano

Submarine volcano unknown summit elevation
United States, Mariana Islands, 13.4°N / 143.92°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
Forecast Seamount volcano books
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Forecast Seamount volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptionsNo recent earthquakes
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation

Background:

Forecast Seamount lies about 70 km west of the southern tip of Guam and about 19 km NW of Seamount X. Hydrothermal fluid temperatures up to 200 degrees C, one of the highest temperature vent systems known in the Mariana arc, were measured during a 2006 NOAA expedition. Vent community species that occur on Forecast Seamount include shrimp, snails, limpets, crabs, sulfide worms, and scale worms, and differ from those further to the north in the Marianas arc.
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Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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