Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-06171
These twisted girders are remnants of the Chilean Antarctic reseach station on the NE side of Deception Island. The 1969 eruption from vents along the east side of the caldera bay damaged or destroyed the Chilean and British scientific bases, as well as the island's whaling station. The 1969 eruption took place from a roughly N-S-trending line of vents that cut a glacier west of Mount Pond.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1984.
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