Zealandia Bank

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  • 16.88°N
  • 145.85°E

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  • 284191
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Most Recent Weekly Report: 17 August-23 August 2005 Citation IconCite this Report


A seismic swarm that began at Sarigan on 9 August tapered off on 18 August.

Source: Emergency Management Office of the Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands and United States Geological Survey Volcano Hazards Program

Weekly Reports - Index


2005: August


17 August-23 August 2005 Citation IconCite this Report


A seismic swarm that began at Sarigan on 9 August tapered off on 18 August.

Source: Emergency Management Office of the Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands and United States Geological Survey Volcano Hazards Program


10 August-16 August 2005 Citation IconCite this Report


A seismic swarm was recorded at Sarigan beginning on 9 August. By 14 August, 630 earthquakes had been recorded.

Source: Emergency Management Office of the Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands and United States Geological Survey Volcano Hazards Program


The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Zealandia Bank.

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

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Photo Gallery


Zealandia Bank submarine volcano is seen in this NOAA Vents Program oblique perspective from the SW with two times vertical exaggeration. Zealandia Bank consists of two pinnacles about 1 km apart rising from a submerged bank to near the sea surface between Guguan and Sarigan Islands. The age of the most recent eruptive activity at Zealandia Bank is not known, but a NOAA bathymetric survey in 2004 detected fumarolic activity.

Image courtesy of Susan Merle (Oregon State University/ NOAA Vents Program).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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