Notes on Vent Field Description:
just NW of 16 40′S Triple Junction on Central Spreading Ridge; LaFoy et al. (1990): "The N15 and N160 ridges converging with the North Fiji Fracture Zone constitute the 16°40′ S Ridge-Ridge-Fracture Zone triple junction."; within area KF-1 with magnetic survey in 2012 (Choi et al. 2013)
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
1985 plume only; 1991 temperature anomalies but submersible Shinkai 6500 did not confirm activity
Discovery References (text):
[(plume only) Auzende, J.M., et al. (1988) Seafloor spreading in the North Fiji Basin (Southwest Pacific). Tectonophysics, 146: 3 17-351]
(temperature anomalies) Gracia et al. (1994) Multi-scale morphologic variability of the North Fiji Basin ridge (Southwest Pacific). Mar. Geol. 116: 133-151.
Other References (text):
LaFoy et al. (1990) The 16°40′ S triple junction in the North Fiji Basin (SW Pacific). Marine Geophysical Researches 12: 285-296, DOI 10.1007/BF02428199.
Choi, S., et al. (2013) Estimation of hydrothermal deposits location from magnetization distribution and magnetic properties in the North Fiji Basin. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2013, abstract #GP51C-1087.