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Rumble II West volcano

Submarine volcano 1200 m / 3,937 ft
New Zealand, -35.35°S / 178.53°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
Rumble II West volcano books
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Rumble II West volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Wed, 9 Jan
Wed, 9 Jan 23:30 UTCM 3.7 / 33 km23 kmNew Zealand
Fri, 28 Dec
Fri, 28 Dec 15:12 UTCM 3.2 / 5 km18 kmNew Zealand
Sun, 23 Dec
Sun, 23 Dec 16:50 UTCM 3.5 / 12 km13 kmNew Zealand

Background:

The western of the twin Rumble II submarine volcanoes, located NW of Rumble II East, displays evidence of hydrothermal activity. Rumble II West contains a 2.5-3 km wide summit caldera about 200 m deep with a central cone and is about twice the volume of Rumble II East. Rumble II West rises 1800 m from the sea floor to within 1200 m of the sea surface and is the deepest of the Rumble group seamounts. Satellitic cones are found on the flanks of the volcano. Recent lava flows originating from near the caldera rim with little or no sediment cover blanket the western flanks.
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