On this page, the MARGINS Office will collect data and information on the Anatahan Volcano. Please check back for updates.
Anatahan on the internet:
Web page of a group of scientists who were conducting investigations connected to MARGINS on and around Anatahan at the time of the eruption. Many additional links.
Washington University's news story about the adventures of the group of researchers during the eruption
NOAA Ocean Explorer research cruise website with special Anatahan page.
Northern Marianas EMO website
Two photos and a paragraph of background information from VolcanoWorld.
Brief geographic and environmental information and a simple map of the island on a website with information about the Mariana Islands
Norwegian volcano information webpage
The fascinating, although not geologically related, story of a group of Japanese who refused to accept that World War II was over and lived on the island until 1951. Note that the volcano is claimed to be "extinct"...

Anatahan literature references:

  • Ishikawa, T., and Tera, F., 1999, Two isotopically distinct fluid components involved in the Mariana Arc; evidence from Nb/B ratios and B, Sr, Nd, and Pb isotope systematics: Geology, v. 27, p. 83-86.
  • Larson, E.E., Reynolds, R.L., Merrill, R., Levi, S., Ozima, M., Aoki, Y., Kinoshita, H., Zasshu, S., Kawai, N., Nakajima, T., and Hirooka, K., 1975, Major-element Petrocemistry of some Estrusive Rocks from the Volcanically Active Mariana Islands: Bull. Volcanol., v. 38, p. 361-377.
  • Meijer, A., 1974, A Study of the Geochemistry of the Mariana Island Arc System and its Bearing on the Genesis and Evolution of Volcanic Arc Magmas: Santa Barbara, UC Santa Barbara.
  • Meijer, A., 1976, Pb and Sr isotopic data bearing on the origin of volcanic rocks from the Mariana island-arc system: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 87, p. 1358-1369.
  • Meijer, A., 1982, Mariana-Volcano Islands, in Thorpe, R.S., ed., Andesites, John Wiley & Sons, p. 293-305.
  • Woodhead, J.D., 1988, The Origin of Geochemical Variations in Mariana Lavas: A General Model for petrogenesis in Intra-oceanic Island Arcs?: J. Petrology, v. 29, p. 805-830.
  • Woodhead, J.D., 1989, Geochemistry of the Mariana arc (western Pacific): Chemical Geology, v. 76, p. 1-24.
  • Woodhead, J.D., and Fraser, D.G., 1985, Pb, Sr, and 10Be isotopic studies of volcanic rocks form the Northern Mariana Islands. Implications for magma genesis and crustal recycling in the western Pacific: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 49, p. 1925-1930.
Last updated Wednesday, January 19, 2005