Protector Shoal Volcano | John Seach


South Sandwich Islands

55.92 S, 28.08 W
summit elevation -27 m
Submarine volcano

Protector Shoal is the only volcano in the South Sandwich islands that has erupted rhyolite pumice. It is located at the northern end of the South Sandwich Islands.

At the end of 1963, pumice from the 1962 eruption (up to 1 m in diameter) washed up on SW coast of Tasmania. Pumice reached the South Island of New Zealand near Greymouth in September 1964.

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake occurred at Protector Shoal on 14th April 2008.

Protector Shoal Volcano Eruptions