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Mawson Peak of Big Ben

Mawson Peak with lava lake in June 2014
Mawson Peak with lava lake in June 2014. / USGS, LandsatLook / public domain

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Big Ben massif is an active volcano. Its last eruption took place in 2008, but there have been many more eruptions over the last decades. As this is a very remote location, most of these eruptions have been fixed only by satellites from space.

The tallest part – Mawson Peak – is the highest mountain in the territory of Australia (2,745 m). Mountain is covered with ice. 14 glaciers flow from Big Ben in all directions. Satellite data shows that there might be located lava lake with a diameter of 100 – 150 m.

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GPS coordinates
53.1033 S 73.5165 E

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