You are here

EPR, Seamount 5

Name Alias(es): 
Volcano 5
MGDS_FeatureID lowest in hierarchy: 
Vent Sites: 
Maximum Temperature: 
Location on map: 
National Jurisdiction: 
Maximum or Single Reported Depth (mbsl): 
Minimum Depth (mbsl): 
Tectonic setting: 
Full Spreading Rate (mm/a): 
Volcano Number (if applicable): 
Host Rock: 
Deposit Type: 
Notes on Vent Field Description: 
Alt (1988): "Seamount 5 ... is located on 0.9 Ma crust 86 km east of the EPR near 13°N. Hydrothermal iron oxide deposits at various locations on the summit form continuous fields up to 700 m2 in area. ... No fluid flow was observed, but at one site temperatures up to 2 deg C above ambient were measured at a depth of 50 cm."; Batiza et al. (1989): "Seamount 5... may still be active. Its summit is covered by fresh lavas, recent faults and hydrothermal deposits."; note: 1984 submersible Alvin dives at 12-58N 103-26W
Notes Relevant to Biology: 
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first): 
1988 or earlier camera and/or submersible (need to check reference)
Discovery References (text): 
[Batiza et al. (1989) Geological and petrologic evolution of seamounts near the EPR based on submersible and camera study. Marine Geophysical Researches 11: 169-236, DOI 10.1007/BF00340203.]
Other References (text): 
Batiza, R., and D. Vanko (1984), Petrology of Young Pacific Seamounts, J. Geophys. Res., 89(B13), 11, 235–11, 260
Alt, J. Mar. Geol., 81, 227-239, 1988, Hydrothermal oxide and nontronite deposits on seamounts in the eastern Pacific.