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Seamount X volcano

Submarine volcano -1230 m / - 4,035 ft
United States, Mariana Islands, 13.25°N / 144.02°E
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
Seamount X volcano books
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Seamount X volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Thu, 2 Aug
Thu, 2 Aug 23:31 UTCM 4.3 / 135.7 km42 km- 104km WSW of Merizo Village, Guam
Thu, 26 Jul
Thu, 26 Jul 10:33 UTCM 4.3 / 120.5 km29 km- 85km WSW of Merizo Village, Guam

Background:

Hydrothermal activity was detected during a 2003 NOAA expedition at a submarine volcano about 70 km WSW of Guam. The summit of the volcano, referred to as Seamount X, lies 1230 m below the sea surface. Diffuse sites of thermal venting colonized by shrimps, crabs, and scaleworms were detected near the summit during a 2006 NOAA expedition, and thick deposits of sulfur flows originating from the hydrothermal vent were observed that were covered with thousands of squat lobsters. Basaltic rocks were recovered along with sulfur samples. The summit of the volcano is cut by an elongated caldera.
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Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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