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Volcanoes of South Sandwich Islands (8)

Candlemas Island | Hodson | Leskov Island | Michael | Montagu Island | Protector Seamounts | Thule Islands | Zavodovski
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The South Sandwich Islands are a British overseas territory in the southern Atlantic Ocean located southeast of South America and north of Antarctica. The islands form an volcanic island arc caused by the subduction zone of the Sandwich microplate under the South American plate.

Volcano list

Candlemas Island

(Stratovolcano 550 m / 1,804 ft)
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Hodson

(Stratovolcano 1005 m / 3,297 ft)
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Leskov Island

(Stratovolcano 190 m / 623 ft)
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Michael

(Stratovolcano 990 m / 3,248 ft)
Michael volcano is a young and frequently active stratovolcano dominating the glaciated Saunders Island, located in the center of the South Sandwich Islands.
Mt Michael volcano has a 700 m wide summit crater that often contains a lava lake, but due to its remote location, ... [more]

Montagu Island

(Shield volcano 1370 m / 4,495 ft)
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Protector Seamounts

(Submarine volcano -27 m / - 89 ft)
The Protector seamounts, located 30 km NW of Zavodovski Island, form the northernmost volcanic region of the South Sandwich volcanic arc.
The northernmost cone of this complex is known as Protector Shoal. It forms a broad cone with gentle slopes that rises from a depth of ... [more]

Thule Islands

(Stratovolcanoes 1075 m / 3,527 ft)
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Zavodovski

(stratovolcano 551 m / 1,808 ft)
Mt Curry volcano (also referred to as Mt Asphyxia) is the active volcano on the uninhabited, 5 km wide Zavodovski island at the northernmost end of the South Sandwich Islands. [more]
Volcano news
Mon, 9 Nov 2020, 09:54

Michael volcano (United Kingdom, South Sandwich Island): a thermal anomaly in the summit crater continues

A thermal anomaly in the summit crater at Michael volcano visible from satellite on 6 November (image: Sentinel 2)
A satellite image from 6 November shows that continuous elevated surface temperatures in the summit crater were identified. ... Read all
Wed, 4 Nov 2020, 06:00

Saunders volcano (South Sandwich Islands, UK) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 4 November-10 November 2020 (New Activity / Unrest)

Gas emissions from Michael volcano on Saunders Island were possibly visible in satellite images drifting NE on 24 October. A clear view of the crater on 6 November revealed a thermal anomaly on the crater floor. Weather clouds often obscure views of Michael. ... Read all
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