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Robinson Crusoe

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  • Chile
  • South America
  • Shield(s)
  • Pleistocene
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 33.658°S
  • 78.85°W

  • 922 m
    3025 ft

  • 356020
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Robinson Crusoe.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Robinson Crusoe.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Robinson Crusoe.

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.

Eruptive History

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

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Robinson Crusoe.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Robinson Crusoe.

Photo Gallery

An eruption plume (upper left) rises on February 20, 1835 from a submarine volcano in Bahía Cumberland off Punta Bacalao on Robinson Crusoe (Mas a Tierra) Island. The sketch was made by Sutcliffe (1939), the island's governor; during the eruption flames were reported that lit up the island. Robinson Crusoe, in the central part of the Juan Fernandez Island group, is composed of four overlapping shield volcanoes with calderas breached to the NE. The SW part of the basaltic island consists of smaller altered cones.

Sketch in Sutcliff, 1839 (courtesy of Oscar González-Ferrán, University of Chile).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The Global Volcanism Program has no maps available for Robinson Crusoe.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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