Mount Erebus

August 31, 2018

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August 2018 Viewer's ChoicePhotographer: Matthew Soule 
Summary Authors: Matthew Soule; Jim Foster 

Mount Erebus is the most active volcano in Antarctica. Standing at an elevation of 12,444 ft (3,794 m), it's the second tallest volcano in Antarctica and the southernmost active volcano in the world. Erebus is located on Ross Island, about 25 miles (40 km) north of McMurdo Station, the main U.S. research base in Antarctica. It's classified as a stratovolcano and is thought to have been active, nearly continuously, since the early 1970s. Most eruptions have been quite small. Photo taken on January 30, 2005.

Photo Details: Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS; Exposure Time: 0.0005s (1/2000); Aperture: ƒ/6.3; Focal Length: 15.3mm.