Southern Thule

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

  • 1075 m
    3526 ft

  • 390070
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
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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
1975 Jul 2 ± 11 years ± 182 days Unknown Confirmed 1 Historical Observations South flank of Bellinghausen Island

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


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.

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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