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)
Hess Deep inactive mid-ocean ridge Galapagos Rift 2.25 -101.50 5 100 NotProvided
High-Rise Field active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge JdF Ridge 47.97 -129.09 2 200 1988 submersible Alvin
Hine Hina active, confirmed back-arc spreading center Lau Basin -22.53 -176.70 1 900 1989 submersible Nautile
Hinepuia volcanic center active, inferred arc volcano Kermadec Arc -26.39 -177.26 300 2004 plume and dredging NZAPLUME III expedition
Hinetapeka volcanic center active, inferred arc volcano Kermadec Arc -28.59 -177.82 300 2004 plume and dredging NZAPLUME III expedition
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
Hot Beach, Mendeleev Volcano active, confirmed arc volcano Kuril Arc 43.98 145.74 1 1990 or earlier, from the beach
Iguanas-Pinguinos active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge Galapagos Rift 2.10 -91.94 1 640 2005 towed video Medea
Iheya Ridge active, confirmed back-arc spreading center Okinawa Trough 27.54 126.98 1 430 1988 submersible Shinkai 2000; 1987 plume only
Ischia Island, Gulf of Naples active, confirmed other Coastal Italy 40.73 13.95 10 1954 or earlier, from the beach
Izena Cauldron active, confirmed back-arc spreading center Okinawa Trough 27.27 127.08 1 450 1988 submersible Shinkai 2000
Jaco Scarp active, confirmed arc volcano Costa Rica fore arc 9.20 -84.80 1 792 2009 submersible Alvin
Jade Emperor Mountain inactive mid-ocean ridge SWIR -37.94 49.26 1 500 2010 video sled, plume survey, and geological sampling all suggest inactive
Kagamil Island active, confirmed arc volcano Aleutian Arc, western 52.98 -169.72 5 2007 SCUBA
Kagoshima Bay, Sakura-jima Volcano active, confirmed arc volcano Ryukyu Arc 31.65 130.80 200 1993 towed TV system; 2007 ROV Hyper-dolphin discovered venting in Wakamiko Crater
Kaikata Seamount active, confirmed arc volcano Izu-Bonin Arc 26.70 141.08 930 1988 submersible Shinkai 2000; 1985 dredge only
Kairei Field active, confirmed mid-ocean ridge CIR -25.32 70.04 2 460 2000 ROV Kaiko; 1993 plume only
Kana Keoki seamount active, inferred arc volcano Solomons Arc -8.75 157.03 650 1993 observations did not confirm activity
Kasuga 1 Seamount inactive arc volcano Mariana Arc 21.77 143.71 600 2003 no plume detected
Kasuga 2 Seamount active, confirmed arc volcano Mariana Arc 21.60 143.62 500 1987 submersible Alvin
Kasuga 3 Seamount active, confirmed arc volcano Mariana Arc 21.38 143.60 1 140 1987 submersible Alvin
Kavachi submarine volcano active, inferred arc volcano Solomons Arc -8.98 157.97 500 2000 plume only
Kawio Barat active, confirmed arc volcano Sangihe Arc 4.81 125.08 1 890 2003 towed video, CTD/transmissometer, and dredge
Kebrit Deep active, inferred mid-ocean ridge Red Sea 24.72 36.28 1 590 1972 deposits only
Kemp Caldera active, confirmed arc volcano South Sandwich Arc -59.70 -28.32 1 420 2010 ROV Isis; 2009 plume only
Kermadec Arc, Volcano L active, inferred arc volcano Kermadec Arc -30.00 -178.75 200 2002 CTDO with attached discrete water sampling capability
Kibblewhite active, inferred arc volcano Kermadec Arc -34.58 179.26 1 106 2002 plume only
Kick'em Jenny submarine volcano active, confirmed arc volcano Lesser Antilles Arc 12.28 -61.67 250 2003 ROV Eastern Oceanics; 2001 plume only
Kilo Moana active, confirmed back-arc spreading center Lau Basin -20.05 -176.13 2 620 2004 AUV ABE; 2004 plume only on previous cruise
Kings Triple Junction active, inferred back-arc spreading center Lau Basin -15.33 -174.67 2 100 1986 PAPATUA Expedition (need to check references to confirm activity)

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