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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Leskov Island.
The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Leskov Island.
The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Leskov Island.
The small crescent-shaped Leskov Island lies about 50 km west of the main axis of the South Sandwich Islands, but appears to be comparable in age to volcanoes along the main arc. Leskov Island, only 900 m long and 400 m wide, is bounded by steep cliffs and is the eroded remnant of a small andesitic stratovolcano. Its arcuate, NE-facing escarpment is concave toward Crater Bay, the site of the main eruptive center. The age of Leskov Island is not known. A single Potassium-Argon determination gave an age of 0.5 million years, but fumarolic activity was recorded along the summit ridge in 1911 and 1964 (LeMasurier and Thomson, 1990).
The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Leskov Island. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Leskov Island page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
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The Global Volcanism Program has no photographs available for Leskov Island.
Berninghausen W H, Neumann van Padang M, 1960. Antarctica. Catalog of Active Volcanoes of the World and Solfatara Fields, Rome: IAVCEI, 10: 1-32.
LeMasurier W E, Thomson J W (eds), 1990. Volcanoes of the Antarctic Plate and Southern Oceans. Washington, D C: Amer Geophys Union, 487 p.