Hudson Mountains Volcano | John Seach


Ellsworth Land, Antarctica

74.33 S, 99.42 W
summit elevation 749 m

Note: There is a volcano in southern Chile called Hudson.

Hudson Mountains are located close to Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica. The volcano consists of three cinder cones in the Hudson Mountains. The cinder cones sit on top of three eroded stratovolcanoes - Teeters Nunatak, Mount Moses, and Mount Manthe.

Pine Island glacier has experienced sudden accelerations toward the sea twice in the past few decades. Topography of the bedrock around the volcano indicates that meltwater would flow off the mountain's flanks and beneath the glacier, lubricating its base and speeding up the movement of the ice.

Further reading
Corr, H.F. and Vaughan, D.G., 2008. A recent volcanic eruption beneath the West Antarctic ice sheet. Nature Geoscience1(2), pp.122-125.

Hudson Mountains Volcano Eruptions

No recent eruptions.