Bristol Island is a compound volcano,
made of several overlapping
stratovolcanoes. Bristol Island is
large (9 by 7 miles/14 by 12 km)
and mostly ice covered. Havfruen
Peak, on the east side of the island,
has layers of cinders probably from
an eruption in 1956, which produced glowing jets of
material 600-900 feet (200-300m)
above the volcano. Eruptions from
other vents on the island were reported in 1823,
1935, 1936, and 1950.
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