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East Mata submarine volcano

Name Alias(es): 
NEL10
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Activity: 
Latitude: 
-15.0833
Longitude: 
-173.6667
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Maximum or Single Reported Depth (mbsl): 
1300
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Host Rock: 
NotProvided
Deposit Type: 
NotProvided
Notes on Vent Field Description: 
near arc/fore-arc boundary; Merle et al. (2008): vertical cast v08c24, "Huge Eh anomaly at summit."; Embley et al. (2009) says hydrothermally active but this appears to be plume only
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first): 
2008 plume only; 2009 plume only
Discovery References (text): 
Merle, S., et al. (2008) Northeast Lau Basin, R/V Thompson Expedition TN227, November 13-28, 2008, Apia to Apia, Western Samoa. Cruise report. Accessed 8 May 2015, http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/eoi/laubasin/documents/tn227-nelau-report-final.pdf.
Other References (text): 
Embley et al. (2009) Extensive and Diverse Submarine Volcanism and Hydrothermal Activity in the NE Lau Basin. AGU Fall Meeting abstract #V51D-1719.