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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for South Sarigan Seamount.
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South Sarigan seamount, rising to within about 184 meters of the sea surface 12 km south of Sarigan Island, was the site of a short-term explosive submarine eruption in May 2010 that produced a plume of ash and steam to 12 km altitude. Sidescan Sonar imagery taken in 2003 shows an irregular summit with multiple peaks, including a possibly young cone at about 350 m depth, and flank morphology suggests it is a frequently active volcano.
Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).
|Start Date||Stop Date||Eruption Certainty||VEI||Evidence||Activity Area or Unit|
|2010 May 27||2010 May 29||Confirmed||3||Historical Observations|
The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for South Sarigan Seamount.
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The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title.
Embley R W, Chadwick W W Jr, 2003. MR1 sonar provides new view of sea floor around Mariana Islands. NOAA Ocean Explorer, Submarine Ring of Fire 2003, http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/03fire/logs/feb17/feb17.html.
McGimsey R G, Neal C A, Searcy C K, Camacho J T, Aydlett W B, Embley R W, Trusdell F, Paskievitch J F, Schneider D J, 2010. The May 2010 submarine eruption from South Sarigan seamount, Northern Mariana Islands. Eos, Trans Amer Geophys Union, Fall Meet Suppl, abstr #T11E-07.
Smithsonian Institution-GVN, 1990-. [Monthly event reports]. Bull Global Volc Network, v 15-33.