Mt Gambier Volcano | John Seach

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South Australia

37.83 S, 140.45 E 
summit elevation 190 m
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Mt Gambier in South Australia is the location of Australia's most recent volcanic eruption on the mainland almost 5000 years ago.
The eruption was explosive, with pyroclastic flows, lava flows. Tremors still occur under these volcanoes. Mantle plume may currently lie offshore. nMt Gambier volcano marks the western limit of the newer volcanics province.

Mt Gambier volcano contains 4 water-filled craters.
Blue Lake, Valley Lake, Leg of Mutton Lake, Browne's Lake.

Eruptions at Mt Gambier were basaltic phreatomagmatic explosions.

Further reading
C Fenner - Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 1921
The craters and lakes of Mount Gambier, South Australia.

Eruptions of Mt Gambier Volcano

2900 BC