Young Island volcano

Stratovolcano 1340 m / 4,396 ft
East Antarctica, Balleny Islands, -66.42°S / 162.47°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Young Island volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions

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Background

Young Island is the northernmost and second largest of the Balleny Islands off the coast of Antarctica's Victoria Land. Captain Balleny, the discoverer of the islands, reported "smoke" issuing from Freeman Peak on Young Island on February 12, 1839. The initial report of a 12,000 foot volcano on Young Island proved incorrect--the island has a broad plateau-like summit reaching 1340 m. The island is almost completely mantled by ice.
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Young Island Photos

Aerial view of Vulcano Island. The left older part of the island is an older caldera - the remnant of a dissected stratovolcano, the right part is a younger caldera where the present-day harbour and tourist village of Vulcano is located next to the active cone (light brown) La Fossa. A narrow land bridge connects the island with the peninsula formed by the little cone Vulcanello (an island, that appeared in Roman times), mostly out of the right frame in this picture. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Aerial view of Vulcano Island. The left older part of the island is an older caldera - the remnant of a dissected stratovolcano, the right part is a younger caldera where...
Bartolomé island with many young cinder cones (Galapagos Islands) (Photo: Ursula Lehmann)
Bartolomé island with many young cinder cones (Galapagos Islands) (Photo: Ursula Lehmann)
Young cinder cone on the southern rift zone of El Hierro Island, Canary Islands, near La Restinga (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Young cinder cone on the southern rift zone of El Hierro Island, Canary Islands, near La Restinga (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Geology students walking on the young Nea Kameini volcanic deposits with main island of Thira in the background, Santorini, 2010 (Photo: Ingrid)
Geology students walking on the young Nea Kameini volcanic deposits with main island of Thira in the background, Santorini, 2010 (Photo: Ingrid)
 



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