St. Paul

Photo of this volcano
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 38.72°S
  • 77.53°E

  • 268 m
    879 ft

  • 234002
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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Eruptive History

Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1793 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations SW flank (near Cape West)

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Photo Gallery

A small 1.8-km-wide caldera cuts the eastern side of uninhabited St. Paul Island, as depicted in this plate from the SMS Gazelle expedition. The flooded caldera has 300-m-high walls on the SW side and is narrowly constrained by low spits on the NE. Geothermal areas are located along the caldera rim and along the margins of the caldera bay. The entire NE half of the stratovolcano forming much of the island now lies beneath the sea.

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 St. Paul in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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