Discovery volcano

Stratovolcano 2578 m / 8458 ft
Antarctica, -78.37°S / 165.02°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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

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Background

Mount Discovery is central volcano that formed about 5.3 million Potassium-Argon years ago. The youngest parastic cones have been dated at about 1.87 million years ago (LeMasurier and Thomson, 1990).
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

Discovery Photos

Nyirangongo lava lake in first light, VolcanoDiscovery <link 848>tour</link> January 2011 (Photo: franzburgold)
Nyirangongo lava lake in first light, VolcanoDiscovery tour January 2011 (Photo...
Looking into one of the deep pit craters inside Bembow volcano, Ambrym (Vanuatu). The northern wall is crusted over with yellow sulfur deposits mostly from sublimation of the fumes emanating from the lava lake. Taken during the recent <link http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/vanuatu/volcanoes_south_sea.html>expedition to Vanuatu</link>. (Photo: Yashmin Chebli)
Looking into one of the deep pit craters inside Bembow volcano, Ambrym (Vanuatu). The northern wall is crusted over with yellow sulfur deposits mostly from sublimation of...
Krakatau's crater at full moon in the evening, taken during the VolcanoDiscovery expedition on 3 July 2012 (Photo: Andi Rosadi)
Krakatau's crater at full moon in the evening, taken during the VolcanoDiscovery expedition on 3 July 2012 (Photo: Andi Rosadi)
Marum lava lake / Yashmin CHEBLI 2014
One member of volcanodiscovery team Observe the intense activity on the lava lake
MARUM072014_0378r.jpg (Photo: Yashmin Chebli)
Marum lava lake / Yashmin CHEBLI 2014
One member of volcanodiscovery team Observe the intense activity on the lava lake
MARUM072014_0378r.jpg (Photo: Yashmin Ch...
 



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