Southern EPR-Segment K

Photo of this volcano
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 17.436°S
  • 113.206°W

  • -2566 m
    -8416 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.

Eruptive History


Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).


Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1990 ± 2 years Unknown Confirmed 0 Historical Observations Aldo-Kihi lava flow
1965 (?) 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

The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed 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.

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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