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Kerguelen Islands

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  • France
  • Stratovolcano(es)
  • Unknown - Evidence Uncertain
  • Country
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 49.58°S
  • 69.5°E

  • 1840 m
    6037 ft

  • 234020
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Kerguelen Islands.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Kerguelen Islands.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Kerguelen Islands.

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

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Kerguelen Islands. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Kerguelen Islands page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Kerguelen Islands.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Kerguelen Islands.

GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.

Title: Carte des Iles Kerguelen Feuille Nord-Ouest
Publisher: Institut Geographique National
Country: Indian-O S
Year: 1967
Series: TAAF
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Carte des Iles Kerguelen  Feuille Nord-Ouest
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

The following 11 samples associated with this volcano can be found in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections, and may be availble for research (contact the Rock and Ore Collections Manager). Catalog number links will open a window with more information.

Catalog Number Sample Description Lava Source Collection Date
NMNH 110035-1 Pyroxenite -- --
NMNH 110036-1 Olivine Xenolith -- --
NMNH 110037-1 Olivine Xenolith -- --
NMNH 110038-1 Xenolith -- --
NMNH 110039-1 Xenolith -- --
NMNH 110040-1 Xenolith -- --
NMNH 110041-1 Oceanite -- --
NMNH 110042-1 Olivine Nodule -- --
NMNH 110043-1 Basalt -- --
NMNH 110044-1 Basalt -- --
NMNH 110045-1 Oceanite -- --
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