South Sarigan Seamount volcano

Submarine volcano -184 m / - 604 ft
United States, Mariana Islands, 16.58°N / 145.78°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
South Sarigan Seamount volcano eruptions: 2010

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Background

South Sarigan seamount, rising to within about 184 meters of the sea surface 12 km south of Sarigan Island, was the site of a short-term explosive submarine eruption in May 2010 that produced a plume of ash and steam to 12 km altitude. Sidescan Sonar imagery taken in 2003 shows an irregular summit with multiple peaks, including a possibly young cone at about 350 m depth, and flank morphology suggests it is a frequently active volcano.
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