Bouvet

Photo of this volcano
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  • 54.408°S
  • 3.351°E

  • 741 m
    2430 ft

  • 386020
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Eruptive History


Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).


Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1956 Jul 15 ± 545 days ] [ Unknown ] Discredited    
0050 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Magnetism

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Photo Gallery


The uninhabited, ice-covered shield volcano of Bouvet Island is depicted from the SE in this November 26, 1898 water color painting. About 95% of the 10-km-wide island is glaciated, and sampling on this basaltic-to-rhyolitic volcano has been restricted to coastal cliffs. A caldera on the opposite (NW) side of the island is breached to the sea. Bouvet, also referred to as Bouvetoya, is located just off the Southwest Indian Ridge, east of the triple junction between the African, South American, and Antarctic plates.

Water color by F. Winter, 1898 (In: Chun, 1903; courtesy of NOAA Photo Library).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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