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Buckle Island is in the center of a 160-km-long chain of volcanic islands forming the Balleny Islands off the coast of Antarctica's Victoria Land. The islands are located at the southern end of a submarine ridge system that extends north to New Zealand, but is offset by the Indian-Antarctic ridge system. The elongated, 21-km-long island is capped by an gently sloping icecap that descends steeply to the sea between rocky cliffs. Dark eruption columns were reported during 1839 and 1899, but no detailed geological studies exist for Balleny Islands volcanoes.
Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).
|Start Date||Stop Date||Eruption Certainty||VEI||Evidence||Activity Area or Unit|
|1899 Jan 12||Unknown||Confirmed||2||Historical Observations|
|1839 Feb 9||Unknown||Confirmed||2||Historical Observations|
|Feature Name||Feature Type||Elevation||Latitude||Longitude|
|Scott Cone||Cone||66° 51' 0" S||163° 11' 0" E|
The Global Volcanism Program has no photographs available for Buckle Island.
Berninghausen W H, Neumann van Padang M, 1960. Antarctica. Catalog of Active Volcanoes of the World and Solfatara Fields, Rome: IAVCEI, 10: 1-32.
LeMasurier W E, Thomson J W (eds), 1990. Volcanoes of the Antarctic Plate and Southern Oceans. Washington, D C: Amer Geophys Union, 487 p.
Quartermain L B, 1964. The Balleny Islands a descriptive and historical outline. Antarctic Div Dept Sci Ind Res, p 1-10.