Southern EPR-Segment K

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  • 17.436°S
  • 113.206°W

  • -2566 m
    -8416 ft

  • 334120
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There are no activity reports for Southern EPR-Segment K.

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Summary of eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1990 ± 2 years Unknown Confirmed 0 Historical Observations Aldo-Kihi lava flow
1965 (?) Unknown Confirmed 0 Magnetism South of Aldo-Kihi lava flow
1930 (?) Unknown Confirmed 0 Magnetism North of Aldo-Kiri lava flow
1840 (?) Unknown Confirmed 0 Magnetism North of Aldo-Kiri lava flow
1625 (?) Unknown Confirmed 0 Magnetism South of Aldo-Kihi lava flow

The following references are the sources used for data regarding this volcano. References are linked directly to our volcano data file. 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. Additional discussion of data sources can be found under Volcano Data Criteria.

Bowles J, Gee J S, Kent D V, Bergmanis E, Sinton J, 2005. Cooling rate effects on paleointensity estimates in submarine basaltic glass and implications for dating young flows. Geochem Geophys Geosyst, 6: Q07002, doi:10.1029/2004GC000900.

Embley R W, Lupton J E, Massoth G, Urabe T, Tunnicliffe V, Butterfield D A, Shibata T, Okano O, Kinoshita M, Fujioka K, 1998. Geological, chemical, and biological evidence for recent volcanism at 17.5° S: East Pacific Rise. Earth Planet Sci Lett, 163: 131-147.

Sinton J M, Smaglik S M, Mahoney J J, Macdonald K C, 1991. Magmatic processes at superfast spreading Mid-Ocean Ridges: glass compositional variations along the East Pacific Rise 13°-23° S. J Geophys Res, 96: 6133-6155.

Sinton J, Bergmanis E, Rubin K, Batiza R, Gregg T K P, Gronvold K, Macdonald K C, White S M, 2002. Volcanic eruptions on mid-ocean ridges: new evidence from the superfast spreading East Pacific Rise, 17°-19° S. J Geophys Res, 107: 2115, doi:10.1029/2000JB000090.

Lava flows from a very recent volcanic eruption were observed in 1994 along segment K of the southern East Pacific Rise. This segment of the mid-ocean ridge north of the Easter microplate displays the broadest cross-sectional area and the shallowest depth (2566 m) of the southern East Pacific Rise between 13 degrees 40 minutes and 18 degrees 30 minutes south. Glassy, unsedimented lava flows on the 17.5 degrees S segment of the East Pacific Rise were considered from biological observations and chemical analyses of the plume and vent fluids to have been erupted within 2-3 years of a November-December 1993 plume survey. Lava was erupted along two segments of the mid-ocean ridge, a 4-km-long flow at the southern site and a 5-10 km long flow at the northern site. Numerous low- and high-temperature hydrothermal vents are active along this segment of the mid-ocean ridge.