Balleny hotspot

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The Balleny hotspot is marked 2 on map.

The Balleny hotspot is a volcanic hotspot located in the Southern Ocean. The hotspot created the Balleny Islands, which forms a chain that extends for about 160 km (99 mi) in a northwest-southeast direction.[1]


  1. ^ Lanyon, Ruth; Ruth Lanyon, Rick Varne and Anthony J. Crawford (University of Tasmania) (June 1993). "Tasmanian Tertiary basalts, the Balleny plume, and opening of the Tasman Sea (southwest Pacific Ocean)". Geology (Geological Society of America) 21 (6): 555–558. Bibcode:1993Geo....21..555L. doi:10.1130/0091-7613(1993)021<0555:TTBTBP>2.3.CO;2. Retrieved 2009-12-12.