Kerguelen Islands

Photo of this volcano
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 49.58°S
  • 69.5°E

  • 1840 m
    6035 ft

  • 234020
  • Latitude
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  • Summit
    Elevation

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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Kerguelen Islands.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Kerguelen Islands.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Kerguelen Islands.

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.

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

Deformation History


Information about Deformation periods will be available soon.

Emission History


There is no Emissions History data is available for Kerguelen Islands.

Photo Gallery


The Rallier du Baty Peninsula (lower left) forms the SW tip of Kerguelen Island. It contains two youthful subglacial eruptive centers, Mont St. Allouarn and Mont Henri Rallier du Baty. An active fumarole field is related to a series of Holocene trachytic lava flows and lahars that extend beyond the icecap. The snow-covered peak at the mid-right is late-Pleistocene Mount Ross stratovolcano. The Kerguelen Islands are composed primarily of Tertiary flood basalts and a complex of plutonic rocks extensively modified by glaciation.

NASA Space Shuttle image ISS005-E-21805, 2002 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


The following 11 samples associated with this volcano can be found in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections, and may be availble for research (contact the Rock and Ore Collections Manager). Catalog number links will open a window with more information.

Catalog Number Sample Description Lava Source Collection Date
NMNH 110035-1 Pyroxenite -- --
NMNH 110036-1 Olivine Xenolith -- --
NMNH 110037-1 Olivine Xenolith -- --
NMNH 110038-1 Xenolith -- --
NMNH 110039-1 Xenolith -- --
NMNH 110040-1 Xenolith -- --
NMNH 110041-1 Oceanite -- --
NMNH 110042-1 Olivine Nodule -- --
NMNH 110043-1 Basalt -- --
NMNH 110044-1 Basalt -- --
NMNH 110045-1 Oceanite -- --

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