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Kaikata volcano

submarine volcano -162 m / -531 ft
Volcano Islands, Japan, 26.67°N / 141°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unknown
Kaikata volcano eruptions: unknownNo recent earthquakes
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Kaikata Seamount is a basaltic-to-dacitic submarine volcano north of Kaitoku Seamount in the Japanese Volcano Islands. Kaitaka mountain rises 2350 m from the sea floor to within 162 m of the sea surface. It has 2 major summit peaks oriented NE-SW, with the SW peak being the highest. Hydrothermal activity was observed in 1988 at a depth of 460 m, and the volcano was reclassified as active by the Japan Meteorological Agency.


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