Seamount JF6

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  • 33.427°S
  • 76.87°W

  • -642 m
    -2106 ft

  • 356040
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Seamount JF6.

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Tectonic Setting

Oceanic crust (< 15 km)

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Geological Summary

A submarine eruption reported in 1839 from a seamount (identified as JF6 by Yanez et al., 2009) at the eastern end of the Juan Fernandez island chain is considered highly suspect (Catalog of Active Volcanoes of the World). Although an ephemeral island was reportedly formed, the seamount has a depth of more than 600 m and lies at the eastern end of an island chain that is progressively younger to the west.

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Seamount JF6. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Seamount JF6 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 Seamount JF6.

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The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title.

Richards A F, 1962. Archipelago de Colon, Isla San Felix and Islas Juan Fernandez. Catalog of Active Volcanoes of the World and Solfatara Fields, Rome: IAVCEI, 14: 1-50.

Stuessy T F, Foland K A, Sutter J F, Sanders R W, Silva-O M, 1984. Botanical and geological significance of Potassium-Argon dates from the Juan Fernandez islands. Science, 225: 49-51.

Yanez E, Silva C, Vega R, Espindola F, Alvarez L, Silva N, Palma S, Salinas S, Menschel E, Haussermann V, Soto D, Ramirez N, 2009. Seamounts in the southeastern Pacific Ocean and biodiversity on Juan Fernandez seamounts, Chile. Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res., 37(3): 555-570.

Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of Seamount JF6 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).
Smithsonian Collections Search the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections database. Go to the "Search Rocks and Ores" tab and use the Volcano Name drop-down to find samples.