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South Africa Volcanoes

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    Marion Island

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    Marion Island

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South Africa has 2 Holocene volcanoes. Note that as a scientific organization we provide these listings for informational purposes only, with no international legal or policy implications. Volcanoes will be included on this list if they are within the boundaries of a country, on a shared boundary or area, in a remote territory, or within a maritime Exclusive Economic Zone. Bolded volcanoes have erupted within the past 20 years. Suggestions and data updates are always welcome ().

Volcano Name Last Eruption Volcanic Province Primary Landform
Marion Island 2004 CE Marion Hotspot Volcano Group Shield
Prince Edward Island Unknown - Evidence Credible Marion Hotspot Volcano Group Shield

Chronological listing of known Holocene eruptions (confirmed or uncertain) from volcanoes in South Africa. Bolded eruptions indicate continuing activity.

Volcano Name Start Date Stop Date Certainty VEI Evidence
Marion Island 2004 Jun 24 2004 Jun 24 (?) Confirmed 1 Observations: Reported
Marion Island 1980 Sep 16 (?) ± 15 days Unknown Confirmed 1 Observations: Reported

South Africa has 0 Pleistocene volcanoes. Note that as a scientific organization we provide these listings for informational purposes only, with no international legal or policy implications. Volcanoes will be included on this list if they are within the boundaries of a country, on a shared boundary or area, in a remote territory, or within a maritime Exclusive Economic Zone. Suggestions and data updates are always welcome ().

This is a compilation of South Africa volcano information sources, such as official monitoring or other government agencies.