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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-06203

Steam rises above vents of a new island formed during an eruption in Telefon Bay December 4-7, 1967.  The eruption occurred from four vents along a NE-SW line cutting across the bay and created a 1-km-long, 65-m-high island, which was named Yelcho, after a research vessel that was at Deception Island at the time of the eruption.  Fumarolic activity continued for several years from the 1967 vents.  Following an eruption in 1970, the new island was joined to Deception Island. Photo by the Chilean Navy, 1967 (published in González-Ferrán, 1995).

Steam rises above vents of a new island formed during an eruption in Telefon Bay December 4-7, 1967. The eruption occurred from four vents along a NE-SW line cutting across the bay and created a 1-km-long, 65-m-high island, which was named Yelcho, after a research vessel that was at Deception Island at the time of the eruption. Fumarolic activity continued for several years from the 1967 vents. Following an eruption in 1970, the new island was joined to Deception Island.

Photo by the Chilean Navy, 1967 (published in González-Ferrán, 1995).


Deception Island