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Volcanoes of or near Antarctica (47)

Adare Peninsula | Andrus | Argo Point | Beaufort Island | Beethoven Peninsula | Berlin | Black Island | Brabant Island | Bridgeman Island | Bristol Island | Buckle Island | Bursey | Crary Group | Deception Island | Discovery | Erebus | Franklin Island | Gaussberg | Hudson Mountains | Hut Point Peninsula | Livingston-Greenwich Islands | Mason Spurr | Melbourne | Mount Rittmann | Mt. Morning | Murphy | Obiglio | Paulet | Penguin Island | Peter I Island | Royal Society Range | Seal Nunataks Group | Shepard Island | Siple | Sturge Island | Tabarin Peninsula | Takahe | Taylor Valley | Terror | The Pleiades | Toney Mountain | Transantarctic Mountain Foothills | Unnamed 73.45°S/164.58°E | Unnamed 76.83°S/163.00°E | Waesche | White Island | Young Island
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Adare Peninsula

(Shield(s) 2083 m / 6834 ft)


(Shield volcanoes 2978 m / 9,770 ft)

Argo Point

(Pyroclastic cone 360 m / 1181 ft)

Beaufort Island

(Stratovolcano 740 m / 2428 ft)

Beethoven Peninsula

(Volcanic field 1050 m / 3445 ft)


(Shield volcanoes 3478 m / 11,411 ft)

Black Island

(Pyroclastic cone(s) 1041 m / 3415 ft)

Brabant Island

(Volcanic field 2522 m / 8274 ft)

Bridgeman Island

(Stratovolcano 240 m / 787 ft)

Bristol Island

(Stratovolcano 1100 m / 3,609 ft)
NASA Earth Observatory image of Bristol Island on 24 April 2016 by Jesse Allen, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey.
NASA Earth Observatory image of Bristol Island on 24 April 2016 by Jesse Allen, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey.
Bristol volcano forms an ice-capped, roughly rectangular island 12x14 km wide and is one of the largest of the South Sandwich Islands chain. Its highest peak is 1100 meters (3,609 feet) above sea level.
Although very active, it is one of the least studied and least known v... [more]

Buckle Island

(Stratovolcano 1239 m / 4,065 ft)


(Shield(s) 2787 m / 9144 ft)

Crary Group

(Shield(s) 3654 m / 11988 ft)

Deception Island

(caldera 576 m / 1,890 ft)
Deception Island is a 14 km wide, ring-shaped volcanic island at the south-western end of the South Shetland Islands, NE of Graham Land Peninsul.
It is one of the most well-known active volcanoes of the Antarctic region.
Deception Island is a sea-filled caldera with a... [more]


(Stratovolcano 2578 m / 8458 ft)


(stratovolcano 3794 m / 12,447 ft)
NASA Earth Observatory photo of Mt Erebus on 6 February 2009
NASA Earth Observatory photo of Mt Erebus on 6 February 2009
Mount Erebus stratovolcano is the highest and most active volcano of Antarctica, one of the Volcanic Seven Summits, and the largest of 4 volcanoes that form the roughly triangular Ross Island (Mt Erebus, and the extinct Mt. Bird to the north, Mt. Terra Nova and Mt. Terror to the ... [more]

Franklin Island

(Shield 247 m / 810 ft)


(Cone 370 m / 1214 ft)

Hudson Mountains

(Stratovolcanoes 749 m / 2,457 ft)

Hut Point Peninsula

(Pyroclastic cone(s) 431 m / 1414 ft)

Livingston-Greenwich Islands

(Tuff cone(s) 530 m / 1739 ft)

Mason Spurr

(Lava dome(s) unknown)


(Stratovolcano 2732 m / 8,963 ft)

Mount Rittmann

(Shield volcano 2600 m / 8,530 ft)

Mt. Morning

(Shield volcano 2723 m / 8,934 ft)


(Shield 2703 m / 8868 ft)


(Pyroclastic cone 488 m / 1601 ft)


(Cinder cone 353 m / 1,158 ft)

Penguin Island

(Stratovolcano 180 m / 591 ft)

Peter I Island

(Shield volcano 1640 m / 5,381 ft)

Royal Society Range

(Cinder cones 3000 m / 9,842 ft)

Seal Nunataks Group

(Pyroclastic cones 368 m / 1,207 ft)

Shepard Island

(Tuff cone(s) 487 m / 1598 ft)


(shield volcano 3110 m / 10,203 ft)
Mount Siple volcano is one of the largest active volcanoes in Antarctica. It is a young shield volcano in the NW of Siple Island, Hobbs Coast, Antarctica. Mount Siple forms an island off the Pacific coast of Antarctica's Marie Byrd Land and is separated from the coast by the Getz... [more]

Sturge Island

(Stratovolcano 1167 m / 3,829 ft)

Tabarin Peninsula

(Shield? 730 m / 2395 ft)


(Shield volcano 3460 m / 11,352 ft)

Taylor Valley

(Pyroclastic cone(s) 1489 m / 4885 ft)


(Shield 3262 m / 10702 ft)

The Pleiades

(Stratovolcano 3040 m / 9,974 ft)

Toney Mountain

(Shield volcano 3595 m / 11,794 ft)

Unnamed 73.45°S/164.58°E

(Scoria cones 2987 m / 9,800 ft)

Unnamed 76.83°S/163.00°E

(Submarine volcano -500 m / - 1,640 ft)


(Shield volcanoes 3292 m / 10,800 ft)

White Island

(Shield(s) 762 m / 2500 ft)

Young Island

(Stratovolcano 1340 m / 4,396 ft)
Volcano news
Mon, 8 Dec 2014, 09:27

Erebus volcano (Antarctica): elevated activity, explosions

Seismic recording from Mt. Erebus on 5 Dec 2014
The Mount Erebus Volcano Observatory (MEVO) reported yesterday that "it has been an active time for the last 24 hours. There were 6 significant eruptions which show up nicely on the MACZ (short period single vertical component) seismometer. Read all
Thu, 28 Jun 2012, 10:05

Siple volcano (Marie Byrd Land, Western Antarctica): possible awakening - steaming detected on 20 June

Mt Siple volcano in Antarctica might have become active and produced a steam plume recently detected on satellite imagery. The latest Smithsonian activity report mentions: ... Read all
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