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Inaccessible Island volcano

Stratovolcano 563 m / 1847 ft
South Atlantic, United Kingdom, -37.3°S / -12.7°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Inaccessible Island volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
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Inaccessible Island, located about 40 km SW of Tristan da Cunha, was Potassium-Argon age dated at 6 +/- 1.5 million years ago (Baker et al., 1964), but more recent dates of about 1 million have been obtained (Cliff et al., 1991). The island is the remnant of a stratovolcano centered about 2 km SW.
Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

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