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 Activity Tectonic Settingsort descending Region Latitude Longitude Maximum or Single Reported Depth Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first)
AAR KR1 active, inferred -62.00 160.00 2011
AAR KR2 active, inferred -60.00 152.50 2011
Pulau Weh active, confirmed arc volcano Banda Arc 5.82 95.30 8 1982 or earlier, likely by SCUBA
Northwest Eifuku active, confirmed arc volcano Mariana Arc 21.49 144.04 1 604 2004 ROV ROPOS; 2003 plume only
Doyo Seamount active, confirmed arc volcano Izu-Bonin Arc 27.68 140.82 520 1990 submersible Shinkai 2000
Tonga Arc, Volcano 4 active, inferred arc volcano Tonga Arc -22.07 -176.21 200 2003 plume and dredge only
Gemini-Oscostar Volcanic Complex active, inferred arc volcano New Hebrides Arc -20.98 170.28 100 2004 plume and sulfide samples
Northwest Rota-1 volcano active, confirmed arc volcano Mariana Arc 14.60 144.78 599 2004 ROV ROPOS; 2003 plume only
Kuiwai active, inferred arc volcano Kermadec Arc -33.16 -179.96 630 2002 plume only
Gamble volcanic center active, inferred arc volcano Kermadec Arc -27.20 -177.41 250 2004 plume and dredging NZAPLUME III expedition
Secca del Capo active, inferred arc volcano Aeolian Arc, Tyrrhenian Sea 38.63 14.85 240 1995 ROV Comex deposits only; 2007 plume only
San Cristobal arc, Target M active, inferred arc volcano Solomons Arc -10.40 164.75 2 000 2002 plume and dredge only
Milos active, confirmed arc volcano Hellenic Arc, Aegean Sea 36.67 24.52 200 1987 or earlier, likely by SCUBA
Champagne Hot Springs active, confirmed arc volcano Lesser Antilles Arc 15.50 -61.50 5 2001 or earlier (assume SCUBA)
Hot Beach, Mendeleev Volcano active, confirmed arc volcano Kuril Arc 43.98 145.74 1 1990 or earlier, from the beach
Akuseki-jima active, confirmed arc volcano Ryukyu Arc 29.46 129.60 5 1993 or earlier, likely by SCUBA
Kasuga 2 Seamount active, confirmed arc volcano Mariana Arc 21.60 143.62 500 1987 submersible Alvin
Kaikata Seamount active, confirmed arc volcano Izu-Bonin Arc 26.70 141.08 930 1988 submersible Shinkai 2000; 1985 dredge only
Tonga Arc, Volcano 8 active, inferred arc volcano Tonga Arc -22.84 -176.43 240 2003 plume and dredge only
Mata Tolu active, confirmed arc volcano Tonga Arc -15.05 -173.78 1 820 2010 towed camera; 2009 plume and dredge only
Sisifo active, inferred arc volcano Aeolian Arc, Tyrrhenian Sea 38.78 13.87 1 200 2007 plume only
Sulawesi Island active, confirmed arc volcano Sangihe Arc 1.43 125.20 3 NotProvided
West Rota volcano active, confirmed arc volcano Mariana Arc 14.33 144.83 1 150 2005 ROV Hyper-Dolphin; 2003 plume only; 2004 ROV ROPOS did not observe venting
Ngatoroirangi active, inferred arc volcano Kermadec Arc -33.73 179.83 467 2002 plume only
Putoto volcanic center active, inferred arc volcano Kermadec Arc -27.68 -177.61 700 2004 plume and dredging NZAPLUME III expedition
San Cristobal arc, Target N active, inferred arc volcano Solomons Arc -10.50 164.00 2 000 2002 dredge only
Stromboli active, inferred arc volcano Aeolian Arc, Tyrrhenian Sea 38.79 15.21 250 1969 Fe crusts only
Kick'em Jenny submarine volcano active, confirmed arc volcano Lesser Antilles Arc 12.28 -61.67 250 2003 ROV Eastern Oceanics; 2001 plume only
Nagahama Bay, Iwo-dake Volcano active, confirmed arc volcano Ryukyu Arc 30.75 130.33 26 1994 or earlier intertidal; 2008 or earlier SCUBA subtidal
West Mata submarine volcano active, confirmed arc volcano Tonga Arc -15.08 -173.75 1 208 2009 ROV Jason II; 2008 eruption plume detected

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