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)
Chile Rise, Segment N9A active, inferred mid-ocean ridge Chile Rise -39.05 -91.58 3 450 1998 plume only
Chile Triple Junction active, inferred mid-ocean ridge Chile Rise -46.30 -75.80 3 000 2010 plume only
Chile Triple Junction, 10 km north active, inferred mid-ocean ridge Chile Rise -46.20 -75.83 3 000 2010 plume only
Cioan active, inferred arc volcano New Hebrides Arc -16.69 168.40 300 2001 plume and inconclusive camera tow
CIR, 19 29'S active, inferred mid-ocean ridge CIR -19.48 65.73 2 700 1988 plume only; 2000 submersible Nautile did not confirm activity
CIR, northern active, inferred mid-ocean ridge CIR -14.70 66.25 3 400 2010 plume only
CIR, Segment 3, Hydrothermal Plume Site active, inferred mid-ocean ridge CIR -24.00 69.67 2 840 1987 plume only; 2005/2006 plume only
Clark volcano active, confirmed arc volcano Kermadec Arc -36.45 177.84 930 2005 submersible Pisces V; 1999 plume only
CLSC, A3 active, confirmed back-arc spreading center Lau Basin -18.60 -176.45 2 500 1990 submersible Mir
CLSC, CL_7 active, inferred back-arc spreading center Lau Basin -18.13 -176.37 2 250 2009 plume only
CLSC, CL_8 active, inferred back-arc spreading center Lau Basin -18.05 -176.33 2 250 2009 plume only
CLSC, northern plumes on CL6 active, inferred back-arc spreading center Lau Basin -18.13 -176.28 2 250 2009 plume only
CLSC, plumes on CL1 active, inferred back-arc spreading center Lau Basin -17.87 -176.38 2 250 2009 plume only
CLSC, southern plumes on CL6 active, inferred back-arc spreading center Lau Basin -18.50 -176.38 2 250 2009 plume only
Columbo active, confirmed arc volcano Hellenic Arc, Aegean Sea 36.53 25.48 500 2006 ROV Hercules
Conical Seamount inactive arc volcano Tabar-Feni Arc -3.25 152.66 1 050 1998 TV grab survey determined inactive
Consag Basin active, inferred mid-ocean ridge Gulf of California 30.63 -113.91 140 2007 echosounder and grab samples
Daikoku volcano active, confirmed arc volcano Mariana Arc 21.32 144.19 450 2004 ROV ROPOS; 2003 plume only
Deception Island active, confirmed back-arc spreading center Bransfield Strait -62.95 -60.65 100 1995 or earlier (need to check reference)
Dellwood Seamount inactive mid-ocean ridge Explorer Ridge 50.86 -129.35 800 NotProvided
DESMOS Cauldron active, confirmed back-arc spreading center Manus Basin -3.70 151.87 2 000 1990 deep-sea monitoring system (DESMOS) video and still cameras
Discovery Deep active, inferred mid-ocean ridge Red Sea 21.28 38.05 2 100 1965 "confirmed" hot brine and cored seafloor, but see Table 1 in Miller et al. (1966) for historical measurements
Dodo Field active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge CIR -18.35 65.31 2 730 2009 submersible Shinkai 6500; 2006 plume only
Don Joao de Castro Bank active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge Terceira Rift 38.23 -26.63 45 1995 SCUBA
Douglas Strait caldera, Thule Island, South Sandwich Islands active, inferred arc volcano South Sandwich Arc -59.42 -27.33 625 2009 plume only; 2008 or earlier high resolution bathymetry only
Doyo Seamount active, confirmed arc volcano Izu-Bonin Arc 27.68 140.82 520 1990 submersible Shinkai 2000
DSDP Hole 504B inactive mid-ocean ridge Galapagos Rift 1.23 -83.73 3 500 NotProvided
Dugong submarine volcano active, inferred back-arc spreading center Lau Basin -15.45 -175.78 1 170 2008 plume only
E Eye of Mordor inactive mid-ocean ridge Galapagos Rift 1.91 -91.23 1 600 2005 towed video Medea found inactive chimneys
E Los Huellos Caldera active, inferred mid-ocean ridge Galapagos Rift 0.95 -90.53 1 600 2005 plume only; 2005 towed video Medea did not confirm activity

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