The Pleiades volcano

Stratovolcano 3040 m / 9,974 ft
East Antarctica,  , -72.67°S / 165.5°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
The Pleiades volcano eruptions: 1050 BC ± 1000 years

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Background

The Pleiades volcano consists of a small trachytic stratovolcano, Mount Pleiones, which along with several lava domes and cinder cones with well-preserved craters, rises 500-m above the broad Evans Neve plateau. The Pleiades are located in the Melbourne volcanic province of Antarctica's northern Victoria Land near the western coast of the Ross Sea. Three nested cones containing distinct craters cap Mount Pleiones. A Potassium-Argon age of 3000 years was obtained from the Taygete cone NNE of Mount Pleiones, and the Pleiades appear to be among the youngest volcanic centers in Antarctica. Other dates of 12-40,000 years support a youthful age despite the large analytical uncertainties.
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The Pleiades Photos

Strombolian eruption from Pacaya volcano's intracraterical cone in 2016. Photo taken from the edge of the Mackenney crater, about 300 m from the cone. Orion and the Pleiades in the sky behind. (Photo: Diego Rizzo)
Strombolian eruption from Pacaya volcano's intracraterical cone in 2016. Photo taken from the edge of the Mackenney crater, about 300 m from the cone. Orion and the Pleia...
 



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