Vent Fields

Welcome to Version 2 (an older version) of the InterRidge Global Database of Active Submarine Hydrothermal Vent Fields (the “InterRidge Vents Database”).
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To view the subset of Vent Fields that contain a specific category, click on the category (for example, "active, confirmed" in the "Activity" column).

Vent Field Name ID Activitysort descending Tectonic Setting Region Latitude Longitude Maximum or Single Reported Depth Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first)
Tonga Arc, Volcano 19 active, confirmed arc volcano Tonga Arc -24.80 -177.02 970 2005 with submersibles PISCES IV and PISCES V and ROV RCV-150; 2003 plume and dredge only
Dodo Field active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge CIR -18.35 65.31 2 730 2009 submersible Shinkai 6500; 2006 plume only
North Knoll, Iheya Ridge active, confirmed back-arc spreading center Okinawa Trough 27.79 126.90 1 070 1995 deep tow survey
Doyo Seamount active, confirmed arc volcano Izu-Bonin Arc 27.68 140.82 520 1990 submersible Shinkai 2000
Maka active, confirmed back-arc spreading center Lau Basin -15.42 -174.29 1 660 2008 commercial ROV; 2004 plume only; 2006 plume and chimney samples
Maug Caldera active, confirmed arc volcano Mariana Arc 20.02 145.22 55 2003 SCUBA shallow vents; 2004 ROV ROPOS deeper vents; 2003 plume only deeper vents
EPR, 26 10'S active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge S EPR -26.21 -112.61 2 600 1987 or earlier [need to check Marchig & Gundlach (1987)]; 2005 submersible Alvin did not observe active vents
Teotihuacan active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge N EPR 15.73 -105.43 2 300 2010 submersible Nautile; 1997 plume only
Alice Springs Field active, confirmed back-arc spreading center Mariana Trough 18.22 144.68 3 640 1987 submersible Alvin; 1982 plume only
Kilo Moana active, confirmed back-arc spreading center Lau Basin -20.05 -176.13 2 620 2004 AUV ABE; 2004 plume only on previous cruise
Tutum Bay, Ambitle Island active, confirmed arc volcano Tabar-Feni Arc -4.08 153.67 10 1996 or earlier, likely by SCUBA
Middle Valley, Dead Dog Vent Field active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge JdF Ridge 48.46 -128.71 2 450 1992 or earlier towed video
Logatchev active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge N MAR 14.75 -44.98 3 050 1993-1994 TV grab and towed photo system; 1995 submersible Mir followed by submersible Nautile
Healy volcano active, confirmed arc volcano Kermadec Arc -34.98 179.00 1 370 2005 submersible Pisces V; 1999 plume only
EPR, 11 17'N active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge N EPR 11.28 -103.76 2 560 1984 Angus camera (or 1985 Argo video) tow with temperature
Vulkanolog active, confirmed arc volcano Kermadec Arc -30.69 -178.45 130 1979 and 1998 (need to check references); 2002 plume not detected NZAPLUME II
Evan active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge N MAR 37.27 -32.28 1 775 2006 submersible Nautile
Eyjafjördur active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge Kolbeinsey Ridge 65.85 -18.13 65 1997, likely by SCUBA
North Cleft, low temperature active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge JdF Ridge 44.88 -130.27 2 250 1987-1989 camera/CTD tows
Hot Beach, Mendeleev Volcano active, confirmed arc volcano Kuril Arc 43.98 145.74 1 1990 or earlier, from the beach
Kos active, confirmed arc volcano Hellenic Arc, Aegean Sea 36.85 27.25 10 1991 or earlier, likely by SCUBA
EPR, 9 30'N active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge N EPR 9.52 -104.24 2 580 1989 Argo I towed video
Solwara 13 active, confirmed back-arc spreading center Manus Basin -3.73 151.75 2 000 2009 commercial ROV Fugro FV300; 1993 plume only
EPR, Ridge 1, 20 40'S propaging rift active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge S EPR -20.83 -114.17 3 000 1983 Deep Tow camera
Monowai Caldera active, confirmed arc volcano Tonga Arc -25.80 -177.15 1 165 2005 with submersibles PISCES IV and PISCES V and ROV RCV-150; 2004 plume only
Guaymas Basin, Southern Trough active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge Gulf of California 27.01 -111.41 2 000 1982 submersible Alvin; 1980 DeepTow CTD and dredging
Natsushima 84-1 Knoll active, confirmed back-arc spreading center Okinawa Trough 27.58 127.14 1 600 1986 submersible Shinkai 2000
Aden active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge Tadjoura Rift, western Gulf of Aden 11.95 43.67 1 600 1984 submersible Cyana
Kaikata Seamount active, confirmed arc volcano Izu-Bonin Arc 26.70 141.08 930 1988 submersible Shinkai 2000; 1985 dredge only
Calyfield active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge Galapagos Rift 0.83 -89.61 1 660 2002 submersible Alvin

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