Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Bristol Island
The largely glacier-covered, 9 x 10 km Bristol Island is one of the largest of the South Sandwich Islands. Both summit and flank vents on Bristol Island have been active during historical time. The latest eruption, during 1956, originated from the west-flank crater, and deposited cinder over the icecap. The extensive icecap on Bristol Island and the difficulty of landing make it the least explored of the South Sandwich Islands. ASTER satellite image, 2002 (National Aeronautical and Space Administration, courtesy of ASTER science team).
Volcano Number:390080
Volcano Name:Bristol Island
Country:United Kingdom
Volcano Type:Stratovolcano
Last Eruption:2016
Elevation:1100m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Oceanic crust (< 15 km)
Pop. within 5km:0
Pop. within 10km:0
Pop. within 30km:0
Pop. within 100km:0
Latitude:-59.017
Longitude:-26.533



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
390080 Bristol Island 13206 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1823
390080 Bristol Island 13207 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1935/12/31
390080 Bristol Island 13208 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1936/12/18 1937/1/1
390080 Bristol Island 13209 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1950/3/27
390080 Bristol Island 13210 Confirmed Eruption 3 West flank Historical Observations 1956/1/11 1956/1/19
390080 Bristol Island 22133 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 2016/4/24 2016/7/19
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution No emissions data found for this volcano.


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