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Murphy volcano

Shield 2703 m / 8868 ft
Antarctica, -75.37°S / -110.67°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Murphy volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
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Mount Murphy is a glacially dissected basaltic-trachytic shield volcano that formed during the Miocene. A Potassium-Argon date on a parasitic cone of 0.9 million years ago indicates that flank activity resumed much later during the Pleistocene (LeMasurier 1972, LeMasurier et al. 1990).
Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

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