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Photo of this volcano
  • Norway
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Shield
  • 50 BCE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 54.408°S
  • 3.351°E

  • 741 m
    2431 ft

  • 386020
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Bouvet.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Bouvet.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Bouvet.

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 2 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1956 Jul 15 ± 545 days ] [ Unknown ] Discredited    
0050 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed 0 Magnetism
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Bouvet.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Bouvet.

Photo Gallery

The uninhabited, ice-covered shield volcano of Bouvet Island is depicted from the SE in this November 26, 1898 water color painting. About 95% of the 10-km-wide island is glaciated, and sampling on this basaltic-to-rhyolitic volcano has been restricted to coastal cliffs. A caldera on the opposite (NW) side of the island is breached to the sea. Bouvet, also referred to as Bouvetoya, is located just off the Southwest Indian Ridge, east of the triple junction between the African, South American, and Antarctic plates.

Watercolor painting by F. Winter, 1898 (In: Chun, 1903; courtesy of NOAA Photo Library).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The Global Volcanism Program has no maps available for Bouvet.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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