Thompson Island

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  • 53.93°S
  • 5.5°E

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  • 386030
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Summary of eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1895 Dec 31 ± 365 days ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    

The following references are the sources used for data regarding this volcano. References are linked directly to our volcano data file. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title. Additional discussion of data sources can be found under Volcano Data Criteria.

Baker P E, 1967. Historical and geological notes on Bouvetoya. Brit Antarctic Surv Bull, 13: 71-84.

Lamb H H, 1967. The problem of "Thompson Island" volcanic eruptions and meteorological evidence. Brit Antarctic Surv Bull, 13: 85-88.

LeMasurier W E, Thomson J W (eds), 1990. Volcanoes of the Antarctic Plate and Southern Oceans. Washington, D C: Amer Geophys Union, 487 p.

Smith W H F, Sandwell D T, 1997. Global seafloor topography from satellite altimetry and ship depth soundings. . Science, 277: 1957-1962.

An island reportedly last seen in 1893 about 70 km NNE of Bouvet Island was gone in 1898, possibly as a result of an undetected volcanic eruption (Baker, 1967). The location for the island given by Norris in 1825 appears unlikely. Bathymetry at the reported location of the island shows a depth of more than 2400 m (Smith and Sandwell, 1997), and the exact location of the possible former island and the confirmation of the existence of a submarine volcano remains uncertain. Thompson Island was not mentioned in a LeMasurier and Thomson (1990) compilation of volcanoes of the Antarctic Plate and the southern oceans, for which Baker was an associate editor.