McDonald Islands

Volcano number:234011
Region:Middle East and Indian Ocean
Geodetic measurements?No
Deformation observation?
Measurement method(s):No measurements
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McDonald Islands volcano has records of historical activity, with eruptions as recent as 2012. These volcanoes are basaltic to Phonolitic in composition, with a Holocene record of eruptions of VEI 0 to 2, indicating predominantly effusive to mildly explosive activity (Brown et al., 2015).

Reference:Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program
Reference:Regional and country profiles of volcanic hazard and risk. Report IV of the GVM/IAVCEI contribution to the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015
S.K. Brown, R.S.J. Sparks, K. Mee, C. Vye-Brown, E. Ilyinskaya, S. Jenkins, S.C. Loughlin
Location:72.6, -53.03

View of McDonald Islands. Source: Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program