Sarigan

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  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 16.708°N
  • 145.78°E

  • 538 m
    1765 ft

  • 284192
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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


Most Recent Bulletin Report: June 1992 (BGVN 17:06) Citation IconCite this Report


No activity evident

A six-member team of USGS volcanologists visited the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands 11-27 May 1992 at the request of the CNMI Office of Civil Defense. Gas emission [from Sarigan] was not evident during overflights in an airplane on 13 May and a helicopter on 21 May.

Information Contacts: R. Moore, USGS; R. Koyanagi, M. Sako, and F. Trusdell, HVO.

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


Bulletin Reports - Index


Reports are organized chronologically and indexed below by Month/Year (Publication Volume:Number), and include a one-line summary. Click on the index link or scroll down to read the reports.

06/1992 (BGVN 17:06) No activity evident




Information is preliminary and subject to change. All times are local (unless otherwise noted)


June 1992 (BGVN 17:06) Citation IconCite this Report


No activity evident

A six-member team of USGS volcanologists visited the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands 11-27 May 1992 at the request of the CNMI Office of Civil Defense. Gas emission [from Sarigan] was not evident during overflights in an airplane on 13 May and a helicopter on 21 May.

Information Contacts: R. Moore, USGS; R. Koyanagi, M. Sako, and F. Trusdell, HVO.

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


The 3-km-wide, roughly triangular Sarigan volcano is seen here in an aerial view from the NE. The flat area at the right consists of a low truncated cone with a 750-m-wide summit crater that contains a small ash cone. The youngest eruptions produced two lava domes from vents on and near the south crater rim, forming the island's high point at the left. Prehistorical but Holocene lava flows from the dome complex reached the coast at the left center and also formed the peninsula at the extreme left.

Photo by Dick Moore, 1990 (U.S. Geological Survey).
See title for photo information.
The 3-km-wide, roughly triangular Sarigan volcano is seen here from the east during a 2003 NOAA expedition to the Marianas Islands. A low truncated cone with a 750-m-wide summit crater forms the flat area at the right and contains a small ash cone. The youngest eruptions produced two lava domes from vents on and near the south crater rim, forming the island's high point at the left part of the summit. Prehistorical but Holocene lava flows from the dome complex formed the peninsula at the extreme left.

Image courtesy of NOAA, 2003 (http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/03fire/).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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