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Rodriguez Island volcano

Shield 396 m / 1299 ft
Mauritius, -19.7°S / 63.42°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
Rodriguez Island volcano books
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Rodriguez Island volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than 2.58 million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation

Background:

Rodriguez Island lies along the Rodriguez Fracture Zone about 650 km east of Mauritius Island. The 18 x 6.5 km wide island is consists of a basaltic shield volcano of probably Plio-Pleistocene age. K-Ar ages of 1.54 and 1.32 million years were obtained from lava flows (Upton et al., 1967).
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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