Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Tristan da Cunha
The SW side of Tristan da Cunha volcano rises above the southern Atlantic seas. The 2060-m-high summit cone towers above high cliffs that bound most sides of the 13-km-wide island. Lava flows dominate both the low-angle base and the steep upper flanks, although pyroclastic cones ringing the central cone are scattered around the lower flanks. The only historical eruption on Tristan da Cunha occurred during 1961 from a northshore vent and forced the evacuation of the island's only settlement. Photo by Vicky Hards, 2004 (British Geological Survey, copyrighted NERC).
Volcano Number:386010
Volcano Name:Tristan da Cunha
Country:United Kingdom
Volcano Type:Shield
Last Eruption:1962
Elevation:2060m
Tectonic Setting:Rift zone / Oceanic crust (< 15 km)
Pop. within 5km:12
Pop. within 10km:12
Pop. within 30km:12
Pop. within 100km:32
Latitude:-37.092
Longitude:-12.28



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
386010 Tristan da Cunha 13146 Confirmed Eruption South flank Tephrochronology 1700
386010 Tristan da Cunha 13147 Confirmed Eruption 2 North flank Historical Observations 1961/10/10 1962/3/15
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution No emissions data found for this volcano.


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