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FRSC, Central

Name Alias(es): 
Central Fonualei plume region
DR59
MGDS_FeatureID lowest in hierarchy: 
Vent Sites: 
Activity: 
Maximum Temperature: 
Latitude: 
-16.4917
Longitude: 
-174.5417
Location on map: 
Ocean: 
Region: 
National Jurisdiction: 
Maximum or Single Reported Depth (mbsl): 
2419
Minimum Depth (mbsl): 
Tectonic setting: 
Full Spreading Rate (mm/a): 
79.7
Volcano Number (if applicable): 
Host Rock: 
NotProvided
Deposit Type: 
NotProvided
Notes on Vent Field Description: 
plume site on Fonualei Rift and Spreading Center
Notes Relevant to Biology: 
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first): 
2004 plume only
Discovery References (text): 
(plume only) German, C. et al. (2006) Hydrothermal exploration of the Fonualei Rift and Spreading Center and the Northeast Lau Spreading Center. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst. 7, 2006GC001324.
Other References (text): 
cruise SS02/2009 summary (http://www.marine.csiro.au/nationalfacility/voyagedocs/2009/MNF-SS2-09_sum.pdf)