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Report on Kaitoku Seamount (Japan) — December 1990

Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network, vol. 15, no. 12 (December 1990)
Managing Editor: Lindsay McClelland.

Kaitoku Seamount (Japan) No water discoloration seen in 1990

Please cite this report as:

Global Volcanism Program, 1990. Report on Kaitoku Seamount (Japan) (McClelland, L., ed.). Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network, 15:12. Smithsonian Institution. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.GVP.BGVN199012-284100.

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Kaitoku Seamount

Japan

26.127°N, 141.102°E; summit elev. -95 m

All times are local (unless otherwise noted)


No discolorations were observed at . . . Kaitoku . . . during 1990.

Geologic Background. A submarine eruption was observed in 1984 from Kaitoku Seamount (Kaitoku Kaizan), a three-peaked submarine volcano 130 km NNW of Kita-Iojima. A submarine eruption had previously been reported in 1543 from a point about 40 km to the SW, which the Japan Meteorological Agency attributes to Kaitoku.

Information Contacts: Hydrographic Department, JMSA.