Contact | RSS | EN | DE | EL | ES | FR | IT | RU

Havre Seamount volcano, Kermandec Islands: news & activity updates

Updated: Mar 24, 2023 00:47 GMT-
Fri, 26 Oct 2012, 12:05
Multibeam sonar image of Havre seamount, with the new cone formed during the July 2012 eruption marked. (Eruptions Blog / NIWA, GNS Science)
The submarine eruption from Havre seamount in July-August this year has been confirmed by direct observation. Read all Wed, 22 Aug 2012, 10:05
The streamers of pumice (likely each less than a few kilometers across) from the July 18, 2012 eruption of Havre seamount spreading across the Pacific Ocean. The pumice has spread over an area of over 250,00 square kilometers in a little over one month. Image taken August 19, 2012, courtesy of NASA and R. Simmon, annotations by E. Klemetti / Eruptions Blog
The pumice rafts from the recent eruption of Havre Seamount in the Kermandec archipelago (discovered 9 Aug) are spreading across the ocean, currently over an area of 270,000 km2 / 100,000 sq. miles of the Pacific Ocean. No new pumice has been observed, which could indicate that the eruption has waned or is over. Read all Mon, 13 Aug 2012, 17:00
Terra image of the Havre plume and pumice, taken on the morning of July 18, 2012. (NASA Earth Observatory & Eruptions Blog).
The source of the recently observed giant pumice raft in the Kermadec Islands was most likely identified as the largely unknown Havre Seamount. Read all
submarine volcano unknown (around 3,000 ft / 1000 m below surface)
Kermandec Islands, -31.1°S / -179.04°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) Havre Seamount volcano eruptions:
2012 (July-?)
Typical eruption style
explosive
Try our free app!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Android | iOS version

More on VolcanoDiscovery

Support us - Help us upgrade our services!

We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Improved multilanguage support
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Design upgrade
  • Detailed quake stats
  • Additional seismic data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Sources: VolcanoDiscovery / VolcanoAdventures and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most text and images on our websites are owned by us. Re-use is generally not permitted without authorization. Contact us for licensing rights.
Volcanoes & Earthquakes
VolcanoDiscovery Home
Volcanoes | Earthquakes | Photos | Volcano News | App
Adventure & Study Travel
Tours to Volcanoes and Volcanic Areas: walking tours, photo tours, study tours
Tours & Dates | FAQ | About us
Get our newsletter!
Company info
Contact | Legal info | Terms & conditions
Follow us
Follow us on facebook Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Visit our Youtube channel
EN | DE | EL | ES | FR | IT | RU
VolcanoDiscovery GmbH, Germany, Reg. nr.: HRB 103744, EU Tax Id: DE 310 395 322 owned and created by
Dr. Tom Pfeiffer, volcanologist, volcano photographer, tour organizer member of
IAVCEI
Volcanological Society
Ecotourism Greece
Insured by R+V
VolcanoDiscovery © 2004- All Rights Reserved | Privacy - cookie settings