Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Ascension
A view to the NW from Green Mountain shows The Sisters (left) and Perfect Crater (right-center), cinder cones on the flanks of the AscensiĆ³n Island volcano, which lies just west of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The isolated island is dotted with more than 100 youthful parasitic cones and lava domes, many aligned along two fissures. Although no eruptive activity has occurred since its discovery during the 16th century, many volcanic features on AscensiĆ³n have a very youthful appearance. Photo by Jon Davidson (University of Durham).
Volcano Number:385050
Volcano Name:Ascension
Country:United Kingdom
Volcano Type:Stratovolcano
Last Eruption:1508 CE
Elevation:858m
Tectonic Setting:Rift zone / Oceanic crust (< 15 km)
Pop. within 5km:614
Pop. within 10km:1149
Pop. within 30km:1149
Pop. within 100km:1149
Latitude:-7.95
Longitude:-14.37



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
385050 Ascension 22300 Confirmed Eruption 0 South Sisters lava flow Ar/Ar 1508
385050 Ascension 22301 Confirmed Eruption 0 Comfortless Cove lava flow Ar/Ar 1468
385050 Ascension 22302 Confirmed Eruption 0 Davidson lava flow Ar/Ar 378
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