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St. Paul

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  • France
  • Middle East and Indian Ocean
  • Stratovolcano
  • 1793 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 38.72°S
  • 77.53°E

  • 268 m
    879 ft

  • 234002
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for St. Paul.

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The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for St. Paul.

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Eruptive History

There is data available for 1 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1793 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations SW flank (near Cape West)
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for St. Paul.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for St. Paul.

Photo Gallery

A small 1.8-km-wide caldera cuts the E side of uninhabited St. Paul Island, as depicted in this plate from the SMS Gazelle expedition. The flooded caldera has 300-m-high walls on the SW side and is narrowly constrained by low spits on the NE. Geothermal areas are located along the caldera rim and along the margins of the caldera bay. The entire NE half of the volcano forming much of the island now lies beneath the sea.

Plate from the SMS Gazelle expedition (courtesy of NOAA Photo Library).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The Global Volcanism Program has no maps available for St. Paul.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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