Munt Erebus

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Munt 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 kilometres (75 mi)
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]
Cairt o Antarctica shawin location o Munt Erebus
Cairt o Antarctica shawin location o Munt Erebus
Munt Erebus
Munt Erebus in Antarcticae
LocationRoss Island, Antarctica
Topo mapRoss Island C
Age o rock1.3 million years
Muntain teepStratovolcano (composite cone).
Last eruption2011
First ascent1908 bi Edgeworth David an party[3]
Easiest routeBasic snow & ice climb

Munt Erebus /ˈɛrbəs/ is the seicont heichest volcano in Antarctica (efter Munt 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 metres (12,448 ft), it is locatit on Ross Island, which is an aa home tae three inactive volcanoes, Munt Terror, Munt Bird, an Munt Terra Nova.

The volcano haes been observed tae be continuously active[citation needit] syne 1972 an is the steid o the Munt 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. Retrieved 2008-12-29.
  2. "Mount Erebus". Geographic Names Information System. Unitit States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-07-30.
  3. "Antarctic explorers". Australian Antarctic Division. Retrieved 2008-12-29.
  4. "Mount Erebus Volcano Observatory". New Mexico Tech. Retrieved 2008-12-29.