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 Setting Regionsort descending 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
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
Secca del Capo active, inferred arc volcano Aeolian Arc, Tyrrhenian Sea 38.63 14.85 240 1995 ROV Comex deposits only; 2007 plume only
Sisifo active, inferred arc volcano Aeolian Arc, Tyrrhenian Sea 38.78 13.87 1 200 2007 plume only
Stromboli active, inferred arc volcano Aeolian Arc, Tyrrhenian Sea 38.79 15.21 250 1969 Fe crusts only
Panarea active, confirmed arc volcano Aeolian Arc, Tyrrhenian Sea 38.64 15.11 200 1800's shallow vents; 1995 deeper vents ROV Comex
Palinuro active, confirmed arc volcano Aeolian Arc, Tyrrhenian Sea 39.55 14.70 1 000 2006 ROV Cherokee; 1968 manganese crust only; 1984 deposits only; 1993 TV profile did not confirm
Eolo Seamount active, inferred arc volcano Aeolian Arc, Tyrrhenian Sea 38.58 14.17 800 1976 Fe crusts only; 2007 plume only
Vulcano active, confirmed arc volcano Aeolian Arc, Tyrrhenian Sea 38.40 15.00 8 1960's shallow vents
Piip Submarine Volcano active, confirmed arc volcano Aleutian Arc, western 55.42 167.27 500 1990 Mir submersible; 1981 R/V "Vulcanolog" cruise; 1987 (or 1986) echo-sounder fluid discharge
Kagamil Island active, confirmed arc volcano Aleutian Arc, western 52.98 -169.72 5 2007 SCUBA
Central Andaman Trough, rift valley, dredges 9 and 10 active, inferred back-arc spreading center Andaman Basin 10.42 94.17 3 350 1994 deposits only
Central Andaman Trough, seamount crater, dredge 6 active, inferred back-arc spreading center Andaman Basin 10.00 94.00 1 640 1994 deposits only
Banda Api active, confirmed arc volcano Banda Arc -4.53 129.87 3 1993 SCUBA
Krakatau active, inferred arc volcano Banda Arc -6.10 105.42 250 2002 CTD/transmissometer and dredge only
Pulau Weh active, confirmed arc volcano Banda Arc 5.82 95.30 8 1982 or earlier, likely by SCUBA
Komba-ridge active, inferred arc volcano Banda Arc -7.98 123.80 1 000 2001 CTD temperature anomaly and dredged sulfides
Matupi Harbour, Rabaul caldera, New Britain Island active, confirmed arc volcano Bismarck Arc -4.27 152.20 30 1972 or earlier
Hook Ridge active, confirmed back-arc spreading center Bransfield Strait -62.19 -57.27 1 080 1997 hot sediment; 1995 plume only; 1999 even hotter sediment
Three Sisters, Middle Sister active, inferred back-arc spreading center Bransfield Strait -62.64 -58.98 1 040 1995 plume only; 1999 still had no visual confirmation
Little Volcano active, inferred back-arc spreading center Bransfield Strait -62.75 -59.25 1 500 1995 plume only
Deception Island active, confirmed back-arc spreading center Bransfield Strait -62.95 -60.65 100 1995 or earlier (need to check reference)
Carlsberg Ridge, 63 40'E active, inferred mid-ocean ridge Carlsberg Ridge 3.70 63.67 3 500 2007 plume only
Carlsberg Ridge, 63 50'E active, inferred mid-ocean ridge Carlsberg Ridge 3.69 63.83 3 500 2009 plume only
Owen transform fault inactive mid-ocean ridge Carlsberg Ridge 9.83 57.95 4 500 NotProvided
Carlsberg Ridge, CR2003 active, inferred mid-ocean ridge Carlsberg Ridge 6.05 60.95 3 500 2003 plume only; 2007 plume only
Carlsberg Ridge, 1.67 S inactive mid-ocean ridge Carlsberg Ridge -1.68 67.77 4 500 NotProvided
Bounty Seamount active, confirmed intra-plate volcano Central Pacific -25.17 -129.40 420 1999 submersible Nautile
Macdonald Seamount active, confirmed intra-plate volcano Central Pacific -28.98 -140.25 150 1989 submersible Cyana

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