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Report on Fukujin (United States) — May 1978


Scientific Event Alert Network Bulletin, vol. 3, no. 5 (May 1978)
Managing Editor: David Squires.

Fukujin (United States) Discolored water in October 1977 and January 1978

Please cite this report as:

Global Volcanism Program, 1978. Report on Fukujin (United States) (Squires, D., ed.). Scientific Event Alert Network Bulletin, 3:5. Smithsonian Institution. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.GVP.SEAN197805-284133


United States

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

All times are local (unless otherwise noted)

Discolored water was seen 14 October and 10, 24, and 26 January. Five greenish circular spots were observed on 10 January and eruptions occurred about once every 2 minutes on 24 January.

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: JMA, Tokyo.