Report on Fukujin (United States) — December 1980
Scientific Event Alert Network Bulletin, vol. 5, no. 12 (December 1980)
Managing Editor: David Squires.
Fukujin (United States) No seawater discoloration seen in November-December 1980
Please cite this report as:
Global Volcanism Program, 1980. Report on Fukujin (United States) (Squires, D., ed.). Scientific Event Alert Network Bulletin, 5:12. Smithsonian Institution.
21.93°N, 143.47°E; summit elev. -217 m
All times are local (unless otherwise noted)
The Japanese Maritime Safety Agency (JMSA) continues frequent aerial monitoring of several known submarine volcanoes. [Discolored water was not seen at Fukujin during November-December 1980 (see table 1 below).]
Geologic Background. One of the larger of the submarine volcanoes of the Marianas arc, Fukujin seamount has risen on occasion to just beneath the sea 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: JMSA, Tokyo; JMA, Tokyo.