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 IDsort descending Activity Tectonic Setting Region Latitude Longitude Maximum or Single Reported Depth Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first)
Boomerang Seamount active, inferred mid-ocean ridge SEIR -37.72 77.83 850 1996 plume and wax core only
Bounty Seamount active, confirmed intra-plate volcano Central Pacific -25.17 -129.40 420 1999 submersible Nautile
Broken Spur active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge N MAR 29.17 -43.17 3 100 1993 submersible Alvin; earlier in 1993, water column anomalies and towed camera did not confirm activity
Brothers volcano active, confirmed arc volcano Kermadec Arc -34.87 179.07 1 800 1998 towed camera; 1996 dredging only
Brown Bear Seamount inactive mid-ocean ridge JdF Ridge 46.03 -130.55 1 500 NotProvided
Bubbylon active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge N MAR 37.80 -31.53 1 000 2010 ROV MARUM-QUEST, same cruise as plume discovered by multibeam echosounder
C-ELSC, plume 13 active, inferred back-arc spreading center Lau Basin -21.42 -176.37 2 100 2004 plume only
C-ELSC, plume 14 active, inferred back-arc spreading center Lau Basin -21.32 -176.36 2 100 2004 plume only
C-ELSC, plume 15 active, inferred back-arc spreading center Lau Basin -21.27 -176.35 2 230 2004 plume only
C-ELSC, plume 17 active, inferred back-arc spreading center Lau Basin -20.99 -176.25 2 270 2004 plume only
C-ELSC, plume 18 active, inferred back-arc spreading center Lau Basin -20.95 -176.24 2 230 2004 plume only
C-ELSC, plume 19 active, inferred back-arc spreading center Lau Basin -20.87 -176.22 2 230 2004 plume only
C-ELSC, unnamed active, inferred back-arc spreading center Lau Basin -21.11 -176.29 2 300 2004 (assume submersible Shinkai 6500); 2004 plume only on previous cruise
Calyfield active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge Galapagos Rift 0.83 -89.61 1 660 2002 submersible Alvin
Calypso Vents active, confirmed back-arc spreading center Taupo Volcanic Zone -37.68 177.12 200 1989 submersible Soucoup
Capo Miseno, Gulf of Naples active, confirmed other Coastal Italy 40.78 14.08 20 1982 or earlier, likely by SCUBA
Capo Palinuro active, confirmed other Coastal Italy 40.02 15.27 30 1990 or earlier, likely by SCUBA
Carlsberg Ridge, 1.67 S inactive mid-ocean ridge Carlsberg Ridge -1.68 67.77 4 500 NotProvided
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
Carlsberg Ridge, CR2003 active, inferred mid-ocean ridge Carlsberg Ridge 6.05 60.95 3 500 2003 plume only; 2007 plume only
CDE active, confirmed back-arc spreading center Lau Basin -20.67 -176.18 2 256 2007 towed video camera; 2004 plume only; 2008 commercial ROV
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
Central Cleft, off-axis active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge JdF Ridge 44.76 -130.28 2 200 2000 ROV Tiburon
central Manus Basin, Bismarck Sea inactive back-arc spreading center Manus Basin -3.42 150.17 2 500 NotProvided
Central Spreading Ridge, Station 19 S active, inferred back-arc spreading center North Fiji Basin -19.00 173.50 3 000 1991 submersible Shinkai 6500 did not confirm activity
Chamorro volcano active, inferred arc volcano Mariana Arc 20.81 144.71 875 2003 plume only
Champagne Hot Springs active, confirmed arc volcano Lesser Antilles Arc 15.50 -61.50 5 2001 or earlier (assume SCUBA)
Chile Rise, Segment N8 active, inferred mid-ocean ridge Chile Rise -38.72 -91.57 3 330 1998 plume only

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