|Antarctica has only five volcanoes on it. One is
called Mount Erebus. It is the tallest one, which stands 12,540 feet high
(3,822 meters). In 1984 Mount Erebus' eruption was more than visitors expected.
The eruptions threw "bombs" of heated rock 2,000 feet (610 meters) high above
the rim of the crater, as well as mushroom-cloud plumes and black ash that
covered the mountain's North West slopes.
The Earth's largest earthquake of the year occurred in Antarctica in March, 1998. It had a magnitude of 8.1.
For current Restless Earth activity in Antarctica,
click on these WWW links
(to get back to this site, use the Back button on your browser):
Volano World, What's Erupting Now
http://www.agso.gov.au/media/25march98.html - AGSO Seismological Centre
Click on each Restless Continent to learn more about it.
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