OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Michael

Latitude (dd): 
-57.78
Longitude (dd): 
-26.45
Elevation (m): 
990
Country: 
United Kingdom
State (Province, etc): 
South Sandwich Islands
Type: 
Stratovolcano

 

 

Mount Michael is a mostly ice-covered stratovolcano. A crater (diameter: 2,300 feet, 700 m) and somma ridge are located at the summit. An explosive eruption was reported at the central vent in 1819. Vapor emissions were observed in 1820 and 1964.

-Steve Mattox

 

 


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