Additional Report for Papudo

False Report of Submarine Volcanism

W of Papudo, Chile

32.3°S, 72.30°W


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06/1990 (BGVN 15:06) Press reports of boiling water were apparently fabricated


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06/1990 (BGVN 15:06) Press reports of boiling water were apparently fabricated

The press reported that a submarine volcano was suspected to be the cause of an area of boiling water, roughly 500 m in radius, reported by a fishing boat 70 km W of Papudo (60 km NNW of Valparaíso). Upon investigation, it was determined that the initial report had never been verified and was apparently a fabricated message. Scientists onboard the Chilean naval vessal Carlos Arevalo found no evidence of a volcano in the area, a seismically active zone on the continental slope far from any known volcanism.

Information Contacts: M. Gardeweg, SERNAGEOMIN, Santiago.