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The isolated, uninhabited Antipodes Islands are located in the south Pacific, 770 km SE of New Zealand. Volcanism has been dominantly pyroclastic, and the presence of well-preserved scoria cones suggests a Holocene age (LeMasurier and Thomson, 1990). The most recent eruptions occurred on the cone forming Mount Galloway and Mount Waterhouse at the center of 4-km-wide Antipodes Island. Marine erosion has exposed sections through tuff cones at Perpendicular Head and Albatross Point at the NE and SE tips of the island, respectively. Radiometric dates indicated basalts that are younger than 1 million years, and Mullen (1969) also noted that volcanism may have continued until Recent times.
The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Antipodes Island. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Antipodes Island page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
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.
|Feature Name||Feature Type||Elevation||Latitude||Longitude|
|Albatross Point||Tuff cone|
|Galloway, Mount||Cone||402 m|
|Perpendicular Head||Tuff cone|
|The isolated, uninhabited Antipodes Islands, seen here from the north, are located in the south Pacific, 770 km SE of New Zealand. Volcanism has been dominantly pyroclastic, and the presence of well-preserved scoria cones suggests a Holocene age. The most recent eruptions occurred on the cone forming Mount Galloway and Mount Waterhouse at the center of Antipodes Island. Bollons Island, at the left, lies off the NE coast of the 4-km-wide main island.
Photo by Benjamin Hell, 2003 (wikimedia commons, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/).
The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title.
Cullen D J, 1969. Quaternary volcanism at the Antipodes Islands: its bearing on structural interpretation of the southwest Pacific. J Geophys Res, 74: 4213-4220.
LeMasurier W E, Thomson J W (eds), 1990. Volcanoes of the Antarctic Plate and Southern Oceans. Washington, D C: Amer Geophys Union, 487 p.
Warham J, Johns P M, 1975. The University of Canterbury Antipodes Island Expedition 1969. J Roy Soc New Zeal, 5: 103-131.