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Report on Fukujin (United States) — January 1977


Natural Science Event Bulletin, vol. 2, no. 1 (January 1977)
Managing Editor: David Squires.

Fukujin (United States) Possible submarine eruption in March 1974

Please cite this report as:

Global Volcanism Program, 1977. Report on Fukujin (United States) (Squires, D., ed.). Natural Science Event Bulletin, 2:1. Smithsonian Institution. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.GVP.NSEB197701-284133


United States

21.93°N, 143.47°E; summit elev. -217 m

All times are local (unless otherwise noted)

[A table of possible submarine eruptions based on aerial observations of water discoloration by the Japanese Maritime Safety Agency included an entry for 21.93°N, 143.46°E, on 20 March 1974. This location is just E of Fukujin]

Geological Summary. Fukujin seamount in the Mariana Volcanic Arc has risen on occasion to just beneath the ocean surface. Intermittent periods of water discoloration have been observed since the mid-20th century, and eruptions producing floating pumice were noted on several occasions.

Information Contacts: AFP; U.S. Defense Mapping Agency.