Photo of this volcano
  • United Kingdom
  • Antarctica
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 56.712°S
  • 27.176°W

  • 835 m
    2739 ft

  • 390110
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • 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
[ 1930 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    
[ 1830 Sep 22 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    

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Photo Gallery

Glaciers descend the steep southern face of Visokoi Island from the flat-topped summit of 1005-m-high Mount Hodson. Wordie Point (left) and Irving Point (right) lie respectively at the west and east sides of the 6 x 8 km wide island. Numerous basaltic scoria cones were constructed on the lower flanks of the island, which is part of the Traverse Islands in the northern part of the South Sandwich Island chain. Possible eruptive activity was reported during 1830 and 1930, and the summit is often obscured by "smoke" or steam.

Photo by John Smellie (British Antarctic Survey).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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