Mount Erebus

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Mount Erebus
Mt erebus.jpg
Munt Erebus, 1972
Heichest pynt
Elevation3,794 m (12,448 ft) [1]
Prominence3,794 m (12,448 ft) [1]Ranked 34t
Isolation121 kilometre (75 mi)
LeetinUltra
Coordinates77°31′47″S 167°09′12″E / 77.52972°S 167.15333°E / -77.52972; 167.15333Coordinates: 77°31′47″S 167°09′12″E / 77.52972°S 167.15333°E / -77.52972; 167.15333[2]
Geografie
Cairt o Antarctica shawin location o Mount Erebus
Cairt o Antarctica shawin location o Mount Erebus
Mount Erebus
Mount Erebus in Antarcticae
LocationRoss Island, Antarctica
Topo mapRoss Island C
Geology
Age o rock1.3 million years
Muntain teepStratovolcano (composite cone).
Last eruption2011
Climbing
First ascent1908 bi Edgeworth David an party[3]
Easiest routeBasic snow & ice climb

Mount Erebus /ˈɛrbəs/ is the seicont heichest volcano in Antarctica (efter Mount Sidley) an the soothrenmaist active volcano on yird. It is the 6t heichest ultra muntain on an island.[1] Wi a summit elevation o 3,794 metre (12,448 ft), it is locatit on Ross Island, which is an aa home tae three inactive volcanoes, Mount Terror, Mount Bird, an Mount Terra Nova.

The volcano haes been observed tae be continuously active[citation needit] syne 1972 an is the steid o the Mount Erebus Volcano Observatory run bi the New Mexico Institute o Minin an Technology.[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Mount Erebus". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution.
  2. "Mount Erebus". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 30 Julie 2011.
  3. "Antarctic explorers". Australian Antarctic Division. Retrieved 29 December 2008.
  4. "Mount Erebus Volcano Observatory". New Mexico Tech. Retrieved 29 December 2008.