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 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
Banda Api active, confirmed arc volcano Banda Arc -4.53 129.87 3 1993 SCUBA
Tonga Arc, Volcano A active, inferred arc volcano Tonga Arc -20.86 -175.55 700 2004 plume only
Mata Ono active, inferred arc volcano Tonga Arc -14.93 -173.79 2 370 2010 plume only
Nishinoshima Island active, inferred arc volcano Izu-Bonin Arc 27.24 140.88 5 1975 SCUBA
Rumble III volcano active, confirmed arc volcano Kermadec Arc -35.73 178.47 380 2000 towed camera; 1999 plume only
Hinepuia volcanic center active, inferred arc volcano Kermadec Arc -26.39 -177.26 300 2004 plume and dredging NZAPLUME III expedition
Tutum Bay, Ambitle Island active, confirmed arc volcano Tabar-Feni Arc -4.08 153.67 10 1996 or earlier, likely by SCUBA
Columbo active, confirmed arc volcano Hellenic Arc, Aegean Sea 36.53 25.48 500 2006 ROV Hercules
NE Anatahan submarine volcano active, inferred arc volcano Mariana Arc 16.33 145.67 460 2003 multibeam and sidescan sonar only
Enarete Seamount active, inferred arc volcano Aeolian Arc, Tyrrhenian Sea 38.63 14.00 600 1976 Fe crusts only; 1997 manganese crust only; 2007 plume only
Shinkurose Bank inactive arc volcano Izu-Bonin Arc 33.57 140.17 200 1992 or earlier submersible Shinkai 2000
Havre active, inferred arc volcano Kermadec Arc -31.10 -179.03 1 505 2002 plume only
Kuwae submarine caldera active, inferred arc volcano New Hebrides Arc -16.82 168.50 464 2001 plume and inconclusive grab samples
Naung active, inferred arc volcano Sangihe Arc 3.78 125.38 600 2001 dredge only, 2003 CTD only
Tonga Arc, Volcano 1 active, confirmed arc volcano Tonga Arc -21.15 -175.75 210 2005 with submersibles PISCES IV and PISCES V and ROV RCV-150; 2003 plume and dredge only
Mata Nima inactive arc volcano Tonga Arc -14.96 -173.78 2 670 2010 no plume detected
W Syoyo active, inferred arc volcano Mariana Arc 22.51 142.53 2 150 2003 plume only
Tangaroa volcano active, inferred arc volcano Kermadec Arc -36.33 178.03 890 1999 plume only
Rakahore volcanic center active, inferred arc volcano Kermadec Arc -26.81 -177.40 1 200 2004 plume and dredging NZAPLUME III expedition
Matupi Harbour, Rabaul caldera, New Britain Island active, confirmed arc volcano Bismarck Arc -4.27 152.20 30 1972 or earlier
Kasuga 3 Seamount active, confirmed arc volcano Mariana Arc 21.38 143.60 1 140 1987 submersible Alvin
Nisiros active, confirmed arc volcano Hellenic Arc, Aegean Sea 36.50 27.25 18 1991 or earlier, likely by SCUBA
Starfish Seamount active, inferred arc volcano New Hebrides Arc -12.21 167.65 1 600 1989 plume only; 1989 towed camera survey did not confirm activity; 2002 plume and dredge only
Ruby active, confirmed arc volcano Mariana Arc 15.62 145.57 214 2006 ROV Jason II; 2003 plume only
Jaco Scarp active, confirmed arc volcano Costa Rica fore arc 9.20 -84.80 1 792 2009 submersible Alvin
Kurose Hole inactive arc volcano Izu-Bonin Arc 33.40 139.68 760 1989 inactive; 2009 inactive
Wright volcanic center active, confirmed arc volcano Kermadec Arc -31.85 -179.19 1 165 2005 submersible PISCES V; 2004 plume NZAPLUME III cruise
Banua Wuhu submarine volcano active, confirmed arc volcano Sangihe Arc 3.14 125.49 10 1996 or earlier, likely by SCUBA

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