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Southern EPR-Segment K

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  • Undersea Features
  • Hawaii and Pacific Ocean
  • Submarine
  • 1990 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 17.436°S
  • 113.206°W

  • -2566 m
    -8419 ft

  • 334120
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Southern EPR-Segment K.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Southern EPR-Segment K.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Southern EPR-Segment K.

The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for Southern EPR-Segment K.

Eruptive History

There is data available for 5 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1990 Jul 2 ± 2 years ± 182 days Unknown Confirmed 0 Historical Observations Aldo-Kihi lava flow
1965 Jul 2 (?) ± 182 days Unknown Confirmed 0 Magnetism South of Aldo-Kihi lava flow
1930 (?) Unknown Confirmed 0 Magnetism North of Aldo-Kiri lava flow
1840 (?) Unknown Confirmed 0 Magnetism North of Aldo-Kiri lava flow
1625 (?) Unknown Confirmed 0 Magnetism South of Aldo-Kihi lava flow
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Southern EPR-Segment K.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Southern EPR-Segment K.

Photo Gallery

Shrimp swimming above a hydrothermally active crack in basalt on the Southern East Pacific Rise near 17 deg 27 min S were photographed in November 1994 from the Japanese submersible Shinkai 6500. Both shrimp and crab were seen to enter and exit similar cracks in this area. Lava flows from a very recent volcanic eruption were observed in 1994 along segment K of the Southern East Pacific Rise.

Image courtesy of NOAA Vents Program, 1994 (www.pmel.noaa.gov/vents/chemistry/images/).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.


Title: Mapa de Los Fondos Marinos
Publisher: IGM Instituto Geografico Militar- Chile
Country: Chile/ S AM
Year: 1984
Series: Col. Geog. de Chile
Map Type: Geology (Tectonic)
Scale: 1:14,500
Map of Mapa de Los Fondos Marinos
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Southern EPR-Segment K in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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