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)
Gakkel Ridge, 85 E active, inferred mid-ocean ridge Gakkel Ridge 85.65 84.83 3 900 2001 plume only; 2007 towed video did not confirm activity
Gakkel Ridge, Site 2 active, inferred mid-ocean ridge Gakkel Ridge 83.85 -2.00 3 900 2001 plume only
Gakkel Ridge, Site 3 active, inferred mid-ocean ridge Gakkel Ridge 84.43 2.13 4 300 2001 plume only
Gakkel Ridge, Site 5 active, inferred mid-ocean ridge Gakkel Ridge 86.35 37.00 3 600 2001 plume only
Gakkel Ridge, Site 6 active, inferred mid-ocean ridge Gakkel Ridge 86.53 43.00 3 000 2001 plume only
Gakkel Ridge, Site 7 active, inferred mid-ocean ridge Gakkel Ridge 86.98 55.50 3 800 2001 plume only
Gakkel Ridge, Site 8 active, inferred mid-ocean ridge Gakkel Ridge 86.53 69.00 3 500 2001 plume only
Galapagos Mounds active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge Galapagos Rift 1.45 -86.17 2 700 1977 submersible Alvin
Galapagos Rift, 85 50'W inactive mid-ocean ridge Galapagos Rift 0.75 -85.83 2 600 1988 or earlier submersible observations
Galapagos Rift, 93.7 W active, inferred mid-ocean ridge Galapagos Rift 2.50 -93.77 2 220 2005 plume only
Galapagos Rift, 94.4 W active, inferred mid-ocean ridge Galapagos Rift 2.53 -94.33 2 400 2005 plume only
Galapagos Rift, 94.7 W active, inferred mid-ocean ridge Galapagos Rift 2.60 -94.78 2 690 2005 plume only
Galapagos Rift, 95 W inactive mid-ocean ridge Galapagos Rift 2.50 -95.17 2 600 NotProvided
Galapagos Rift, 95.5 W active, inferred mid-ocean ridge Galapagos Rift 2.67 -95.45 3 200 1990 submersible Alvin did not confirm activity
Gamble volcanic center active, inferred arc volcano Kermadec Arc -27.20 -177.41 250 2004 plume and dredging NZAPLUME III expedition
Gemini-Oscostar Volcanic Complex active, inferred arc volcano New Hebrides Arc -20.98 170.28 100 2004 plume and sulfide samples
Giggenbach volcano active, confirmed arc volcano Kermadec Arc -30.03 -178.72 180 2005 submersible PISCES V; 2002 plume NZAPLUME II cruise
Gorda Ridge, 41 30'N inactive mid-ocean ridge Gorda Ridge 41.52 -127.45 3 350 1984 deposits only
Gorda Ridge, EP96A active, inferred mid-ocean ridge Gorda Ridge 42.68 -126.78 3 150 1996 camera/temperature tow followed by ROV did not confirm hydrothermal activity
Gorda Ridge, EP96B active, inferred mid-ocean ridge Gorda Ridge 42.55 -126.83 3 400 1984 deposits only; 1996 plume only
Gorda Ridge, GR-15 active, inferred mid-ocean ridge Gorda Ridge 42.95 -126.55 3 365 1985 plume only
Green Seamount inactive mid-ocean ridge N EPR 20.80 -109.28 2 000 1982 submersible Alvin observed only inactive
Grimsey Field active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge Kolbeinsey Ridge 66.61 -17.65 400 1997 submersible Jago
Grover Seamount active, confirmed arc volcano Solomons Arc -10.47 164.25 600 2002 towed video
Guaymas Basin, Northern Trough inactive mid-ocean ridge Gulf of California 27.31 -111.51 2 000 1977 submersible Seacliff (hydrothermal deposits only)
Guaymas Basin, Southern Trough active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge Gulf of California 27.01 -111.41 2 000 1982 submersible Alvin; 1980 DeepTow CTD and dredging
Haungaroa active, inferred arc volcano Kermadec Arc -32.61 -179.61 1 165 2002 plume only
Havre active, inferred arc volcano Kermadec Arc -31.10 -179.03 1 505 2002 plume only
Hawaiian Ridge inactive intra-plate volcano Central Pacific 15.00 -157.50 5 000 1987 or earlier
Healy volcano active, confirmed arc volcano Kermadec Arc -34.98 179.00 1 370 2005 submersible Pisces V; 1999 plume only

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