Teahitia Volcano | John Seach


Society Islands, French Polynesia

17.57 S, 148.85 W
summit elevation -1600 m
Submarine volcano

Teahitia is a subamrine volcano located 48 km E of Tahiti. Volcanic tremor was measured at the volcano in 1980's. In 1986 dredged rocks exploded when brought to the surface indicating they were recently erupted.

Further reading
Michard, Annie, et al. "Submarine thermal springs associated with young volcanoes: The Teahitia vents, Society Islands, Pacific Ocean." Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 57.21-22 (1993): 4977-4986.

Cheng, Q.C., Macdougall, J.D. and Lugmair, G.W., 1993. Geochemical studies of Tahiti, Teahitia and Mehetia, Society Island chain. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 55(1-2), pp.155-184.

Cheminée, J. L., et al. "Geology of an active hot spot: Teahitia-Mehetia region in the South Central Pacific." Marine geophysical researches 11.1 (1989): 27-50.

Teahitia Volcano Eruptions

1985, 1983, 1982