Peter I Island

Photo of this volcano
  • Antarctica
  • Antarctica
  • Shield
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 68.85°S
  • 90.58°W

  • 1640 m
    5379 ft

  • 390029
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Peter I Island.

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

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

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

The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for Peter I Island.

Photo Gallery


Peter I Island, located in the Bellingshausen Sea opposite Ellsworth Land, is seen here from the north showing Lars Christiansen Peak. The morphologically youthful shield-like volcano has an abrupt coastline and is more dissected on the northern side, with a broad, gentle slope to the south. The island was discovered by the Russian explorer Bellingshausen in 1821, and extensive summer pack ice and its isolated location far from regular shipping lanes have restricted visits to the island.

Photo by Melvin Vye, 2006.
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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