Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Marion Island
Marion Island, South Africa's only historically active volcano, is seen from the NE with the meteorological station in the foreground. The red scoria cone is the lowest of a NE-trending chain of cones extending from the near the summit of the shield volcano. The meteorological station sits on Pleistocene lava flows. The island includes about 150 scoria cones and coastal tuff cones, most of which formed during the Holocene. The first historical eruption took place in 1980. Photo by Ian Meiklejohn (University of Pretoria).
Volcano Number:234070
Volcano Name:Marion Island
Country:South Africa
Volcano Type:Shield(s)
Last Eruption:2004 CE
Elevation:1230m
Tectonic Setting:Rift zone / Oceanic crust (< 15 km)
Pop. within 5km:0
Pop. within 10km:0
Pop. within 30km:0
Pop. within 100km:0
Latitude:-46.9
Longitude:37.75



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
234070 Marion Island 14413 Confirmed Eruption 1 E-W fissure from summit to W coast Historical Observations 1980/9/16
234070 Marion Island 14414 Confirmed Eruption 1 South side of island Historical Observations 2004/6/24 2004/6/24
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
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Data from the Earthchem Library
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Data from the SESAR Database
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Data from the MaGa Database
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