Ile de la Possession

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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 46.42°S
  • 51.75°E

  • 934 m
    3064 ft

  • 234040
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  • Summit
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Ile de la Possession.

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

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Photo Gallery


Ile de la Possession, located immediately west of Ile de l'Est in the Crozet archipelago, is seen in this NASA Space Shuttle image (with north to the top). The 14 x 19 km wide island is structurally complex and has an irregular shoreline. It consists of a stratovolcano intruded by ring and cone dikes and modified by block faulting, marine erosion, and uplift. Young scoria cones of probable Holocene age are distributed over much of the island.

NASA Space Shuttle image ISS006-E-37990, 2003 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


There are no samples for Ile de la Possession in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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