Bridgeman Island

Photo of this volcano
  • Antarctica
  • Antarctica
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Uncertain
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 62.061°S
  • 56.717°W

  • 240 m
    787 ft

  • 390040
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Bridgeman Island.

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

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

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

Bridgeman Island, seen here from the SE, is a small 0.9 x 0.6 km remnant of a much larger volcanic edifice that is now mostly submerged. The base of the steeply cliffed island displays bedded pyroclastic rocks. An erosional surface cut into these rocks is filled by horizontal lava flows (left center). The extensively eroded volcano remnant does not display youthful volcanic features, and several reports of 19th-century fumarolic activity may instead refer to the much younger Penguin Island.

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

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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