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Mercury Islands volcano

Volcanic field 230 m / 755 ft
New Zealand, -36.62°S / 175.82°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Mercury Islands volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than 2.58 million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
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Background:

The Mercury Islands, thought to be Pleistocene in age on the basis of degree of preservation of scoria cones and relationship to terraces, are at least in part Miocene to Pliocene (Skinner 1986). The islands contain rhyolites and basalts.
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