Amsterdam Island

Photo of this volcano
  • France
  • Middle East and Indian Ocean
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 37.83°S
  • 77.52°E

  • 881 m
    2890 ft

  • 234001
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Amsterdam Island.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Amsterdam Island.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Amsterdam Island.

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Eruptive History

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Amsterdam Island. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Amsterdam Island page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Amsterdam Island.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Amsterdam Island.

Photo Gallery

Amsterdam Island has an asymmetrical profile as seen from the SSE in this plate from the SMS Gazelle expedition. The flat-lying area left of the summit of the island is the remnant of a paleo-caldera; cliffs at the left expose remnants of the Fernand paleo-volcano. Deposits from a younger volcano cover most of the island, and more than two dozen pyroclastic cones dot its flanks.

Plate from the SMS Gazelle expedition (courtesy of NOAA Photo Library).
See title for photo information.
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Amsterdam Island in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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