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 IDsort descending Activity Tectonic Setting Region Latitude Longitude Maximum or Single Reported Depth Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first)
East Blanco Depression active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge JdF Ridge 44.22 -129.63 3 460 1994 ROV U.S. Navy's Advanced Tethered Vehicle
East Diamante volcano active, confirmed arc volcano Mariana Arc 15.93 145.67 457 2004 ROV ROPOS; 2003 plume only
East Mata submarine volcano active, inferred arc volcano Tonga Arc -15.08 -173.67 1 300 2008 plume only; 2009 plume only
east of Central Spreading Ridge inactive back-arc spreading center North Fiji Basin -15.45 174.69 3 000 NotProvided
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
Edmond Field active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge CIR -23.88 69.60 3 320 2001 ROV Jason
ELSC3 active, inferred back-arc spreading center Lau Basin -21.17 -176.33 2 140 2009 plume 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
Eolo Seamount active, inferred arc volcano Aeolian Arc, Tyrrhenian Sea 38.58 14.17 800 1976 Fe crusts only; 2007 plume only
EPR 87D1 Seamount inactive mid-ocean ridge N EPR 11.53 -103.86 2 090 NotProvided
EPR, 1 S active, inferred mid-ocean ridge S EPR -0.80 -102.46 2 800 2005 plume only
EPR, 1.4 S, off-axis active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge S EPR -1.37 -102.46 3 000 2008 towed video
EPR, 10 02'N active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge N EPR 10.03 -104.33 2 560 1992 submersible Alvin
EPR, 10 08'N active, inferred mid-ocean ridge N EPR 10.13 -104.33 2 580 1983 towed camera and temperature measurements (no direct observations/sampling of hydrothermal fluid)
EPR, 10 34'S active, inferred mid-ocean ridge S EPR -10.57 -110.28 2 900 1985/86 or 1989 TV grab (need to check references to confirm activity)
EPR, 10 44.6'N active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge N EPR 10.74 -103.65 2 580 1985 Argo video tow with temperature
EPR, 11 07'N active, inferred mid-ocean ridge N EPR 11.13 -103.78 2 580 1988 submersible Alvin dive #1989 (need reference to confirm activity); 1991 plume only
EPR, 11 17'N active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge N EPR 11.28 -103.76 2 560 1984 Angus camera (or 1985 Argo video) tow with temperature
EPR, 11 18'S active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge S EPR -11.30 -110.53 2 650 1985/86 or 1989 TV grab (need to check references to confirm activity); 1998 submersible Alvin
EPR, 11 24'N active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge N EPR 11.40 -103.78 2 580 1990 submersible Alvin; 1988 submersible Alvin dive #1994 (need reference to confirm activity)
EPR, 11 30'N active, inferred mid-ocean ridge N EPR 11.48 -103.78 2 422 1981 towed camera and plume did not confirm activity; 1988 submersible Alvin dive #1996 (need reference to confirm activity)
EPR, 11 42'N active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge N EPR 11.70 -103.85 2 580 1984 Angus camera (or 1985 Argo video) tow with temperature
EPR, 11 45'N, OSC active, inferred mid-ocean ridge N EPR 11.78 -103.83 2 580 1984 Angus camera (or 1985 Argo video) tow with temperature; 1988 submersible Alvin dive #2004 (need reference to confirm activity)
EPR, 13 N active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge N EPR 12.83 -103.95 2 630 1982 submersible Cyana; 1981 towed camera, dredging, and plume did not confirm activity
EPR, 13 N, Marginal High active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge N EPR 12.71 -103.92 2 650 1984 submersible Cyana; 1981 towed camera, dredging, and plume did not confirm activity
EPR, 13 N, SE Seamount inactive mid-ocean ridge N EPR 12.70 -103.86 2 500 1981 towed camera, dredging, and plume did not confirm activity; 1982 and 1984 submersible Cyana did not confirm activity
EPR, 14 18'S active, inferred mid-ocean ridge S EPR -14.30 -112.67 2 630 1993 plume only
EPR, 14 35'S active, inferred mid-ocean ridge S EPR -14.58 -112.67 2 630 1993 plume only
EPR, 14 N seamount inactive mid-ocean ridge N EPR 14.15 -104.37 2 600 NotProvided
EPR, 14 S active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge S EPR -13.97 -112.47 2 635 1985/86 or 1989 TV grab (need to check references to confirm activity); 1993 plume only; 1994 submersible Shinkai 6500

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