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Candlemas Island

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  • United Kingdom
  • Antarctica
  • Stratovolcano
  • 1911 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 57.08°S
  • 26.67°W

  • 550 m
    1804 ft

  • 390100
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

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

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Eruptive History

There is data available for 4 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1953 Dec 31 ± 365 days ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 0   NW flank (Lucifer Hill)
1911 Nov 6 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations NW flank (Lucifer Hill)
1823 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations NW flank (Lucifer Hill)
1250 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Ice Core S Sandwich Is (probably Candlemass)
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Candlemas Island.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Candlemas Island.

GVP Map Holdings

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Title: S Orkney, S GA & S Sandwich Islands
Publisher: BAS British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge
Country: Antarctica
Year: 1984
Series: 500
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of S Orkney, S GA & S Sandwich Islands

Title: South Sandwich Islands
Publisher: Directorate of Colonial Surveys
Country: S Sandwich Islands
Year: 1949
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of South Sandwich Islands
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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