Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Matthew Island
Isolated Matthew Island is composed of two low cones separated by a narrow isthmus. Matthew Island was discovered in 1788 by a ship captain, who named the island after the owner of his vessel. Only the triangular eastern portion of the small, 0.6 x 1.2 km wide island was present prior to the 1940's, when construction of the larger western segment (part of which is seen in the photo) began. The 177-m-high western cone consists primarily of lava flows and contains a crater that is breached to the NW. Photo by Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1977.
Volcano Number:258010
Volcano Name:Matthew Island
Country:France
Volcano Type:Stratovolcano
Last Eruption:1956
Elevation:177m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Crustal thickness unknown
Pop. within 5km:1
Pop. within 10km:1
Pop. within 30km:1
Pop. within 100km:1
Latitude:-22.33
Longitude:171.32



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
258010 Matthew Island 15357 Uncertain Eruption 1828
258010 Matthew Island 15358 Confirmed Eruption 2 West-Matthew Historical Observations 1949
258010 Matthew Island 15359 Confirmed Eruption 2 West-Matthew (October 1954, not 1953) Historical Observations 1954/10/16
258010 Matthew Island 15360 Confirmed Eruption 0 ? West-Matthew Historical Observations 1956/7/2
258010 Matthew Island 15361 Uncertain Eruption 1966/8/16
258010 Matthew Island 15362 Uncertain Eruption 1 ? 1976/11/27
258010 Matthew Island 15369 Uncertain Eruption 0 Norfolk Island Ridge Hydrophonic 1963/9/11 1964/7/2
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution No emissions data found for this volcano.


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