Wright

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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 31.85°S
  • 179.18°W

  • -900 m
    -2952 ft

  • 242001
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Wright.

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The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Wright. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Wright page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

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Photo Gallery


This map view shows the twin submarine volcanoes known informally as Volcano W. The Pisces V dive area during a 2005 New Zealand-American expedition is indicated on the SE caldera. The contour interval is 100 meters. The resolution of the bathymetry data is 25 meters. The bathymetry data are proprietary and provided courtesy of Ian Wright, New Zealand National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA).

Image courtesy of New Zealand-American Submarine Ring of Fire 2005 Exploration, NOAA Vents Program.
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Twin submarine volcanoes, known informally as Volcano W, were discovered during a New Zealand-American mapping expedition in 2004. This view taken at the SE volcano from a submersible vehicle during a 2005 expedition shows toothpaste-like lava at Volcano W that oozed from this tube before it solidified in place. The SE volcano rises to within about 900 m of the sea surface and contains a cone in its summit caldera.

Image courtesy of New Zealand-American Submarine Ring of Fire 2005 Exploration, NOAA Vents Program.
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An anemone clings to relatively young lava flows at Volcano W. This view was taken on the SE volcano of the twin submarine volcanoes known as Volcano W on a 2005 New Zealand-American expedition to study submarine vents in the Kermadec arc.

Image courtesy of New Zealand-American Submarine Ring of Fire 2005 Exploration, NOAA Vents Program.
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


There are no samples for Wright in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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