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Franklin Island volcano

Shield 247 m / 810 ft
Antarctica, -76.17°S / 168.38°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Franklin Island volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
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Franklin Island is a 2 x 7.6 km remnant of a shield volcano whose vent was located to the east. IAVCEI (1973) assigns a Quaternary age. The only radiometric date available is a Potassium-Argon date of 4.8 +/- 2.0 Ma (LeMasurier and Thomson 1990). Bathymetric mapping in 2004 identified the Franklin Volcanic Field, a regional high with clusters of submarine cones extending 80 km long and up to 40 km wide (Smith, 2004).
Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

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