BackgroundThe narrow axial crest of Segment I of the Southern East Pacific Rise in some places is less than 50 m wide. An axial dome is located along the southern part of the segment. The largest lava flow field in this EPR segment is the Animal Farm flow, named after a thriving low-temperature hydrothermal site discovered during a submersible expedition in 1993. The Animal Farm lava flow was dated by magnetic paleointensity measurements at about 1880-1950 AD, and older flows were dated by similar techniques to the 17th and 19th centuries.
Smithsonian / GVP volcano information
Southern EPR-Segment I Photos
After the large bubble explosions, the effusion rate decreases and the lava flow starts slowly to weaken. At the summit strong strombolian activity continues. The vent of...
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