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Sturge Island volcano

Stratovolcano 1167 m / 3,829 ft
East Antarctica, Balleny Islands, -67.4°S / 164.83°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Sturge Island volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptionsNo recent earthquakes
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Background:

Sturge is the largest and southernmost of the Balleny Islands, which are located just off the coast of Antarctica's Victoria Land. The 44-km-long island is completely mantled by an icecap and has a prominent summit, Russel Peak, at the northern end. "Volcanic activity" was reported on a U.S. Navy chart, but no indications of present or past activity were noted in 1959 (Catalog of Active Volcanoes of the World). No detailed geologic studies have been conducted in the inaccessible Balleny Islands.
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