Deception Island – the Antarctic volcano that just doesn’t make any sense

  • Luca De Siena
  • David Macdonald

Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'


Only two volcanoes in Antarctica are active. There is Mount Erebus, which is roughly due south of New Zealand, and Deception Island, which lies about 850km south east of Cape Horn.

Mt Erebus has been erupting continuously over the last few decades. Yet the rather smaller Deception Island, in the South Shetland archipelago, is responsible for the largest known eruption in the Antarctic area.

Period7 Apr 2015

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