Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Vailulu'u
Pillow lavas on the western rift of Vailulu'u volcano are colonized with exotic marine life, photographed during a NOAA Ocean Explorer expedition in 2005. Two principal rift zones extend east and west from the summit of the submarine volcano, parallel to the trend of the Samoan hotspot. Not discovered until 1975, this massive seamount rises 4200 m from the sea floor to a depth of 590 m and displays evidence of hydrothermal venting. Image courtesy of Vailulu'u 2005 Exploration (NOAA Ocean Explorer).
Volcano Number:244000
Volcano Name:Vailulu'u
Country:United States
Volcano Type:Submarine
Last Eruption:2003
Elevation:-592m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Oceanic crust (< 15 km)
Pop. within 5km:0
Pop. within 10km:0
Pop. within 30km:0
Pop. within 100km:1387
Latitude:-14.215
Longitude:-169.058



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
244000 Vailulu'u 14801 Confirmed Eruption 0 Hydrophonic 1973/7/10 1973/7/10
244000 Vailulu'u 14802 Confirmed Eruption 0 Hydrophonic 1995/1/9 1995/1/29
244000 Vailulu'u 14803 Confirmed Eruption 0 West side of caldera (Nafanua) Historical Observations 2003/4/16
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution No emissions data found for this volcano.


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