Vent Fields

Welcome to Version 2 (an older version) of the InterRidge Global Database of Active Submarine Hydrothermal Vent Fields (the “InterRidge Vents Database”).
To sort the list of Vent Fields, click on a column header.
To view details for a specific Vent Field, click on the Name ID.
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
Havre active, inferred arc volcano Kermadec Arc -31.10 -179.03 1 505 2002 plume only
New Hebrides Arc, Volcano A active, inferred arc volcano New Hebrides Arc -16.67 168.37 450 1974 sediment grab samples only; note: 1984 USGS cruise included video - need to check Greene and Exon (1988)
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
Shinkurose Bank inactive arc volcano Izu-Bonin Arc 33.57 140.17 200 1992 or earlier submersible Shinkai 2000
Leyte active, inferred arc volcano Luzon/Bicol Arc 11.00 125.00 2002 or earlier some indications of activity
W Syoyo active, inferred arc volcano Mariana Arc 22.51 142.53 2 150 2003 plume only
Jaco Scarp active, confirmed arc volcano Costa Rica fore arc 9.20 -84.80 1 792 2009 submersible Alvin
Tonga Arc, Volcano 8 active, inferred arc volcano Tonga Arc -22.84 -176.43 240 2003 plume and dredge only
Tangaroa volcano active, inferred arc volcano Kermadec Arc -36.33 178.03 890 1999 plume only
Edison Seamount active, inferred arc volcano Tabar-Feni Arc -3.31 152.58 1 450 1994 and 1998 TV grab sampling did not confirm hydrothermal activity
Mata Fa active, inferred arc volcano Tonga Arc -14.98 -173.80 2 315 2010 plume only
Putoto volcanic center active, inferred arc volcano Kermadec Arc -27.68 -177.61 700 2004 plume and dredging NZAPLUME III expedition
Nisiros active, confirmed arc volcano Hellenic Arc, Aegean Sea 36.50 27.25 18 1991 or earlier, likely by SCUBA
Wright volcanic center active, confirmed arc volcano Kermadec Arc -31.85 -179.19 1 165 2005 submersible PISCES V; 2004 plume NZAPLUME III cruise
Cioan active, inferred arc volcano New Hebrides Arc -16.69 168.40 300 2001 plume and inconclusive camera tow
Zealandia active, inferred arc volcano Mariana Arc 16.88 145.85 144 2003 plume only; 2009 or earlier ROV did not confirm activity
Kurose Hole inactive arc volcano Izu-Bonin Arc 33.40 139.68 760 1989 inactive; 2009 inactive
Clark volcano active, confirmed arc volcano Kermadec Arc -36.45 177.84 930 2005 submersible Pisces V; 1999 plume only
Banda Api active, confirmed arc volcano Banda Arc -4.53 129.87 3 1993 SCUBA
SW Syoyo active, inferred arc volcano Mariana Arc 22.39 142.76 1 750 2003 plume only
Kawio Barat active, confirmed arc volcano Sangihe Arc 4.81 125.08 1 890 2003 towed video, CTD/transmissometer, and dredge
Tonga Arc, Volcano 14 active, inferred arc volcano Tonga Arc -23.58 -176.71 985 2003 plume and dredge only
Tutum Bay, Ambitle Island active, confirmed arc volcano Tabar-Feni Arc -4.08 153.67 10 1996 or earlier, likely by SCUBA
Mata Ua active, inferred arc volcano Tonga Arc -15.02 -173.78 2 105 2010 plume only (towed camera did not confirm)
Hinetapeka volcanic center active, inferred arc volcano Kermadec Arc -28.59 -177.82 300 2004 plume and dredging NZAPLUME III expedition
Santorini active, confirmed arc volcano Hellenic Arc, Aegean Sea 36.43 25.40 400 1960's, likely by SCUBA; 2006 deeper vents HOV Thetis and AUV SeaBED
Myojin Knoll active, confirmed arc volcano Izu-Bonin Arc 32.10 139.85 1 360 1996 submersible Shinkai 2000
Haungaroa active, inferred arc volcano Kermadec Arc -32.61 -179.61 1 165 2002 plume only

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