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Pitcairn volcano

Shield 313 m / 1027 ft
Pitcairn Island, United Kingdom, -25.07°S / -130.11°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Pitcairn volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
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Background:

Located at the SE end of the Duke of Gloucester-Gabbier Islands chain, Pitcairn is a small island remnant of a shield volcano with a dissected caldera. Potassium-Argon dates range from 0.95-0.45 million years ago (Duncan et al. 1974).
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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