Report on Kaitoku Seamount (Japan) — 17 August-23 August 2022
Smithsonian / US Geological Survey Weekly Volcanic Activity Report,
17 August-23 August 2022
Managing Editor: Sally Kuhn Sennert
Please cite this report as:
Global Volcanism Program, 2022. Report on Kaitoku Seamount (Japan). In: Sennert, S K (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report, 17 August-23 August 2022. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.
26.127°N, 141.102°E; summit elev. -95 m
All times are local (unless otherwise noted)
JMA reported that discolored water around the Kaitoku Seamount was visible during 18-19 August.
Geological Summary. 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.
Sources: Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Japan Coast Guard