Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-06205
The small 1.4 x 1.7 km Penguin Island, seen here from the SW, is located off the SE coast of King George Island in the South Shetland Islands. The most prominent feature is Deacon Peak (center), a largely basaltic scoria cone with a 350-m-wide summit crater. Petrel Crater, a 300-m-wide maar, is located behind Deacon Peak, out of view in this photo. Both Deacon Peak and Petrel Crater were formed within the past few hundred years.
Photo by Oscar González-Ferrán (University of Chile).
This image is made available under the Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license terms.
Keywords: scoria cone