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.
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.