Mount Belinda

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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
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.

Mount Belinda is included in the following article:

Lava lakes of the world

Lava lakes of the world in 2019
Lava lakes of the world in 2019 / Wondermondo / public domain
In October 2019 we have seven existing lava lakes on Earth. Three more existed for a longer time in the recent past. Besides this, since the year 2000 short-lived lava lakes and lava ponds existed in 11 more places. Wondermondo has listed them all in this article.

Location, GPS coordinates: 58.4344 S 26.3806 W
Categories: Volcanoes, Lakes and streams
Values: Geology, Visual
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)
Where is located? Antarctic and Sub-antarctic region, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, Montagu Island

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