White Island volcano

Shield(s) 762 m / 2500 ft
Antarctica, -78.17°S / 167.5°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
White Island volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene)

No recent earthquakes
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Background

White Island is a mostly ice-covered volcanic complex at the northern end of the island consisting of two shield volcanoes and overlying pyroclastic cones. The youngest Potassium-Argon date obtained was 0.17 million years ago and there is no evidence of Holocene activity.
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

White Island Photos

Small river coming from the crater of White Island (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Small river coming from the crater of White Island (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Gas vents on White Island (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Gas vents on White Island (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The boat harbour of Whakatane, the gate to White Island (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The boat harbour of Whakatane, the gate to White Island (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
 



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