Report on Fukujin (United States) — November 1980
Scientific Event Alert Network Bulletin, vol. 5, no. 11 (November 1980)
Managing Editor: David Squires.
Fukujin (United States) Water discoloration seen on 12 May 1980
Please cite this report as:
Global Volcanism Program, 1980. Report on Fukujin (United States) (Squires, D., ed.). Scientific Event Alert Network Bulletin, 5:11. Smithsonian Institution.
21.93°N, 143.47°E; summit elev. -217 m
All times are local (unless otherwise noted)
The Japan Maritime Safety Agency (JMSA) continues frequent monitoring flights over several known submarine volcanoes. [Discolored water at Fukujin was seen during May 1980 (see table 1 below).]
Geologic Background. One of the larger of the submarine volcanoes of the Marianas arc, Fukujin seamount has risen on occasion to just beneath the sea surface. Intermittent periods of water discoloration have been observed since the mid-20th century, and eruptions producing floating pumice were noted on several occasions.
Information Contacts: JMSA, Tokyo; JMA, Tokyo.