Rocard Volcano | John Seach


Society Islands, French Polynesia

17.642 S, 148.60 W
summit elevation -3200 m Submarine volcano

Rocard is an undersea volcano located 57 km off the east coast of Tahiti.  Seismic signals in 1966, 1971, 1972, 2011, 2013  may have indicated eruptions.

The summit of Rocard volcano is located 3200 m below sea level and is subject to external pressures of 320-400 bars.

Further reading
Talandier, J., Hyvernaud, O. and Maury, R.C., 2016. Unusual seismic activity in 2011 and 2013 at the submarine volcano Rocard, Society hot spot (French Polynesia). Geophysical Research Letters, 43(9), pp.4247-4254.

Rocard Volcano Eruptions

2013, 2011, 1972, 1971, 1966