Volcanoes of Northern Tasmania | John Seach


Tasmania, Australia

33.4 S, 146.5 E
Lava-field province
Extinct volcano

The volcanic region in northern Tasmania is located in the Launceston area. The basaltic lava flows are located in valleys which drain into Bass Strait. In the eastern part of the province at Pipers Brook the basalts extend from 600 m to below sea-level over a distance of 20 km.

Further reading
Sutherland, F.L. and Wellman, P., 1986. Potassium-argon ages of Tertiary volcanic rocks, Tasmania. In Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania (Vol. 120, pp. 77-86).

Eruptions in Northern Tasmania

30 million years ago