Giggenbach

Photo of this volcano
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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 30.036°S
  • 178.712°W

  • -65 m
    -213 ft

  • 242022
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Giggenbach.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Giggenbach.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Giggenbach.

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

The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for Giggenbach.

Photo Gallery


Many of the pits on the summit of Giggenbach volcano show layered ash deposits such as these which are evidence for violent eruptions in the past. The ghostly blue hue of the scene is from ambient sunlight at this depth. Giggenbach submarine volcano, named after volcano gas geochemist Werner Giggenbach, lies NW of Macauley volcano. The flat summit of the basaltic-to-dacitic volcano is cut by a 700-m-wide crater containing a central cone, and a large hydrothermal vent field was found within the summit crater.

Image courtesy of New Zealand-American Submarine Ring of Fire 2005 Exploration, NOAA Vents Program.
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Iron and silica rich chimneys on the summit of Giggenbach volcano are evidence of warm springs that were active at this site in the past.

Image courtesy of New Zealand-American Submarine Ring of Fire 2005 Exploration, NOAA Vents Program.
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Giggenbach submarine volcano viewed from the east in this aerial oblique view with two times vertical exaggeration. Depths range from 75 to 1600 meters in this image. The resolution of the bathymetry data is 25 meters. Giggenbach is ~30 kilometers northwest of the center of Macauley caldera. The bathymetry data are courtesy of the 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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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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