Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11694
A bathymetric map with 2x vertical exaggeration shows the Esmeralda Bank submarine volcano, as seen from the NW. Depths in this image range from 54 to 2,052 m. Bathymetry data (~25 m resolution) is overlaid on SeaBat data (~50 m resolution) courtesy of Yoshihiko Tamura, JAMSTEC. It has three summit cones, the middle of which contains a 3-km-wide caldera. Sulfur and water discoloration from eruptive or solfataric activity have frequently been observed.
Image courtesy of Susan Merle (Oregon State University/NOAA Vents Program).
Keywords: submarine volcano