Bristol, South Sandwich Islands

Location: 59.0S, 26.6W
Elevation: 3,600 feet (1,100 m)

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.

-Steve Mattox

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