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  • Antarctica
  • Antarctica
  • Shield
  • 5550 BCE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 76.28°S
  • 112.08°W

  • 3460 m
    11352 ft

  • 390027
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Takahe.

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

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

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 3 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
5550 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Ice Core
6250 BCE ± 5400 years Unknown Confirmed   Ar/Ar
7050 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Ice Core
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Takahe.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Takahe.

Photo Gallery

A broad ice-filled caldera tops Mount Takahe in this aerial view from the east. The trachytic shield volcano rises about 2100 m above its base. Cinder cones and tuff cones are located on the flanks of the volcano, and outcrops in the center of the 8-km-wide caldera may represent the top of a lava dome. Gill Bluff, the prominent rock outcrop in the left foreground, consists of lava flows and flow breccias. Mount Takahe is the possible source of ash layers in Byrd Station and Dome C ice cores.

U. S. Navy photo TMA 1718 F33 022.
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The Global Volcanism Program has no maps available for Takahe.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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