Clark Volcano | John Seach


New Zealand

36.446 S, 177.839 E
summit elevation -860 m
Submarine volcano

Clark volcano is located 130 km NE of White Island, New Zealand. The first evidence of a volcano in the area was made in 1988 by GLORIA side-scan mapping. The volcano was confirmed photographically in 1992 during a cruise by Rapuhia.

The submarine volcano contains submarine lava flows, and pillow lava. Black smokers were observed in 2006.

Further Reading
De Ronde, C.E.J, et Al. 2014. The anatomy of a buried submarine hydrothermal system, Clark volcano, Kermadec arc, New Zealand. Economic Geology, 109(8), pp.2261-2292.

Gamble, J.A., Christie, R.H., Wright, I.C. and Wysoczanski, R.J., 1997. Primitive K-rich magmas from Clark Volcano, southern Kermadec Arc; a paradox in the K-depth relationship. The Canadian Mineralogist, 35(2), pp.275-290.

Clark Volcano Eruptions

Hydrothermal activity.