Easter Island

Photo of this volcano
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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 27.15°S
  • 109.38°W

  • 511 m
    1676 ft

  • 356011
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Easter Island.

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

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

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Easter Island. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Easter 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.

Photo Gallery


Waves lap against the northern coast of Easter island. This view looks from Obahe to Mahatua with Volcán Poike, a shield volcano forming the eastern tip of the island, on the horizon. The trachytic lava domes of Tea-Tea are the small peaks on the left horizon. The triangle-shaped Easter Island, renowned for its dramatic megalithic statues of hand-carved basalt, sits atop the Sala y Gómez submarine ridge, which trends eastward from the East Pacific Rise. The island is composed of three principal volcanoes, Poike, Rano Kau, and Terevaka.

Photo by Oscar González-Ferrán (University of Chile).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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