Paulet

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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 63.579°S
  • 55.78°W

  • 353 m
    1158 ft

  • 390041
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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
[ 1850 ] [ 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, Gonzalez-Ferran O, Vergara M, 1973. Paulet Island and the James Ross Island volcanic group. Brit Antarctic Surv Bull, 32: 89-95.

Baker P E, Gonzalez-Ferran O, Vergara M, 1976. Geology and geochemistry of Paulet Island and the James Ross Island volcanic group. In: Gonzalez-Ferran O (ed) {Proc Symp Andean & Antarctic Volcanology Problems (Santiago, Chile, Sept 1974)}, Rome: IAVCEI, p 39-47.

Gonzalez-Ferran O, 1972. Distribucion del volcanismo activo de Chile y la reciente erupcion del Volcan Villarrica. Instituto Geog Militar Chile, O/T 3491.

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

Paulet is a small 2.5 x 3.5 km island located east of the tip of Graham Land Peninsula. The pear-shaped 353-m-high island is composed of lava flows capped by a well-preserved cinder cone with a small summit crater. The youthful morphology of the volcano was thought to indicate activity during the last 1000 years (LeMasurier and Thomson 1990). Residual heat keeps the island largely ice free throughout the year.