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Southern Thule

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  • United Kingdom
  • Antarctica
  • Stratovolcano(es)
  • 1975 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 59.442°S
  • 27.225°W

  • 1075 m
    3527 ft

  • 390070
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Southern Thule.

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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

There is data available for 1 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1975 Jul 2 ± 11 years ± 182 days Unknown Confirmed 1 Historical Observations South flank of Bellinghausen Island
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Southern Thule.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Southern Thule.

Photo Gallery

Thule (left) and Cook (right) islands are seen surrounded by ice floes in this ASTER satellite image. Douglas Strait, the ice-free area in the center of the image, is underlain by a 4.3 x 4.8 km wide caldera between the two volcanic islands. A third stratovolcano forms Bellingshausen Island, just out of view to the right. The Thule Islands lie at the southern end of the South Sandwich island arc bordering the Scotia Sea and consist of three stratovolcanoes constructed along an E-W-trending line.

ASTER satellite image, 2003 (National Aeronautical and Space Administration, courtesy of ASTER science team).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

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Title: S Orkney, S GA & S Sandwich Islands
Publisher: BAS British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge
Country: Antarctica
Year: 1984
Series: 500
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of S Orkney, S GA & S Sandwich Islands

Title: South Sandwich Islands
Publisher: Directorate of Colonial Surveys
Country: S Sandwich Islands
Year: 1949
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of South Sandwich Islands
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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