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Mount Belinda

Mount Belinda eruption in September 2005, MODIS false color image
Mount Belinda eruption in September 2005, MODIS false color image. / NASA
/Jesse Allen/Earth Observatory/HIGP Thermal Alerts Team, Flickr / public domain

WorldBlue  In short

One of the few active volcanoes under the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom. This volcano rises 1,370 m above sea level. The summit of the volcano rises from a glacier, which covers almost the whole island. The eruption in 2002 – 2009 created a 90 m wide, subglacial river from the molten ice, which reached the sea, creating a steam plume. MODIS imagery around 2004 indicated that it is possible that in the crater of the volcano is a persistent lava lake. Most likely now it does not exist as the crater is covered with a thick layer of snow.

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GPS coordinates
58.4344 S 26.3806 W

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