Report on False Reports (Unknown) — May 1978
Scientific Event Alert Network Bulletin, vol. 3, no. 5 (May 1978)
Managing Editor: David Squires.
False Reports (Unknown) Russia: Zone of bubbling water seen in late March
Please cite this report as:
Global Volcanism Program, 1978. Report on False Reports (Unknown) (Squires, D., ed.). Scientific Event Alert Network Bulletin, 3:5. Smithsonian Institution. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.GVP.SEAN197805-600600.
Lat Unknown, Unknown; summit elev. m
All times are local (unless otherwise noted)
The crew of the fishing boat Shinano Maru observed a 300 x 70 m zone of bubbling, light-colored water 7.7 km E of Urup Island between 1730 and 1745 on 31 March 1978. It is not certain whether the activity was caused by submarine volcanism. JMA seismographs recorded no accompanying earthquakes.
Geologic Background. False or otherwise incorrect reports of volcanic activity.
Information Contacts: Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Tokyo.