Kana Keoki

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  • 8.75°S
  • 157.03°E

  • -700 m
    -2296 ft

  • 255052
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Kana Keoki.

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Basic Data

Volcano Number

Last Known Eruption



Unknown - Evidence Credible

-700 m / -2296 ft


Volcano Types


Rock Types


Tectonic Setting

Subduction zone
Crustal thickness unknown


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Geological Summary

Bathymetry and petrologic evidence indicated the presence of an active dacitic submarine volcano SW of Rendova Island (Taylor, 1987). Kana Keoki Seamount, located along the Ghizo Ridge south of the convergent margin between the Indo-Australian and Pacific plates, rises to within about 700 m of the surface from a depth of 3700 m and is surrounded by a volcaniclastic apron.


The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography.

Exon N F, Johnson R W, 1986. The elusive Cook volcano and other submarine forearc volcanoes in the Solomon Islands. Aust Bur Min Resour Geol Geophys J, 10: 77-83.

Taylor B, 1987. A geophysical survey of the Woodlark-Solomons region. In: Taylor B and Exon N F (eds) {Marine Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry of the Woodlark Basin, Solomon Islands}, Circum-Pacific Council Energy Min Resour Earth Sci Ser, 7: 25-48.

Tiffin D L, Taylor B, Crook K A W, Sinton J, Frankel E, 1986. Surveys in the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea using SEAMARC II--A Cruise Report of the R/V Moana Wave, November 29, 1985 - January 9, 1986. CCOP/SOPAC Cruise Rpt 117 (unpublished).

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Kana Keoki. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Kana Keoki 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 Kana Keoki.

The Global Volcanism Program has no photographs available for Kana Keoki.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

Affiliated Sites

Large Eruptions of Kana Keoki Information about large Quaternary eruptions (VEI >= 4) is cataloged in the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions (LaMEVE) database of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
WOVOdat WOVOdat is a database of volcanic unrest; instrumentally and visually recorded changes in seismicity, ground deformation, gas emission, and other parameters from their normal baselines. It is sponsored by the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) and presently hosted at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.
EarthChem EarthChem develops and maintains databases, software, and services that support the preservation, discovery, access and analysis of geochemical data, and facilitate their integration with the broad array of other available earth science parameters. EarthChem is operated by a joint team of disciplinary scientists, data scientists, data managers and information technology developers who are part of the NSF-funded data facility Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA). IEDA is a collaborative effort of EarthChem and the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS).
MODVOLC - HIGP MODIS Thermal Alert System Using infrared satellite Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data, scientists at the Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawai'i, developed an automated system called MODVOLC to map thermal hot-spots in near real time. For each MODIS image, the algorithm automatically scans each 1 km pixel within it to check for high-temperature hot-spots. When one is found the date, time, location, and intensity are recorded. MODIS looks at every square km of the Earth every 48 hours, once during the day and once during the night, and the presence of two MODIS sensors in space allows at least four hot-spot observations every two days. Each day updated global maps are compiled to display the locations of all hot spots detected in the previous 24 hours. There is a drop-down list with volcano names which allow users to 'zoom-in' and examine the distribution of hot-spots at a variety of spatial scales.
MIROVA Middle InfraRed Observation of Volcanic Activity (MIROVA) is a near real time volcanic hot-spot detection system based on the analysis of MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) data. In particular, MIROVA uses the Middle InfraRed Radiation (MIR), measured over target volcanoes, in order to detect, locate and measure the heat radiation sourced from volcanic activity.