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Antipodes Island

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  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand to Fiji
  • Pyroclastic cone(s)
  • Pleistocene
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 49.684°S
  • 178.781°E

  • 359 m
    1178 ft

  • 335010
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Antipodes Island.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Antipodes Island.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Antipodes Island.

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 Antipodes Island. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Antipodes Island 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 Antipodes Island.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Antipodes Island.

Photo Gallery

The isolated, uninhabited Antipodes Islands, seen here from the north, are located in the south Pacific, 770 km SE of New Zealand. Volcanism has been dominantly pyroclastic, and the presence of well-preserved scoria cones suggests a Holocene age. The most recent eruptions occurred on the cone forming Mount Galloway and Mount Waterhouse at the center of Antipodes Island. Bollons Island, at the left, lies off the NE coast of the 4-km-wide main island.

Photo by Benjamin Hell, 2003 (wikimedia commons, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/).
See title for photo information.
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: New Zealand Geol
Publisher: NZGS, DSIR (Dept Scientific & Industrial Research)
Country: New Zealand
Year: 1987
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Map of New Zealand Geol
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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