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Sala y Gomez volcano

Shield? 15 m / 49 ft
Pacific Ocean, Chile, -26.47°S / -105.47°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Sala y Gomez volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation

Background:

A small volcanic islet, 400 x 700 m wide, forms the summit of a large seamount. No volcanic vents have been identified, but rocks from the islet are Potassium-Argon dated at 1.94-1.31 million years ago (Clark and Dymond, 1977). Both Easter Island and Scala y Gomez are east of the East Pacific Rise.
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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