Seamount X volcano

Updated: Aug 13, 2022 09:14 GMT - Refresh
Submarine volcano -1230 m / - 4,035 ft
United States, Mariana Islands, 13.25°N / 144.02°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Seamount X volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions
Lastest nearby earthquakes: No recent earthquakes

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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