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Moua Pihaa volcano

Submarine volcano -160 m / - 525 ft
France, Society Islands, -18.32°S / -148.67°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Moua Pihaa volcano eruptions: 1970 No recent earthquakes
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Background:

Moua Pihaa is a massive, steep-sided submarine volcano that rises to within 160 m of the sea surface SW of Mehetia Island. It is the largest of a group of seamounts along the Society Island hot spot chain near Mehetia and Tahiti Islands and towers 3500 m above the sea floor. Moua Pihaa volcano displayed seismicity in 1969 and 1970 considered to have been related to submarine eruptions (Talandier and Custer, 1976).
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