|Elevation:||1,239 m (4,065 ft)|
|Last eruption:||January 1899|
Buckle Island (Balleny Islands group located in the Southern Ocean. It lies 25 kilometres (16 mi) northwest of Sturge Island and 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) southeast of Young Island, some 110 kilometres (68 mi) north-northeast of Belousov Point on the Antarctic mainland.) is one of the three main islands in the uninhabited
The island is roughly triangular in shape, with long east and west coasts and a short north coast. It is approximately 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) in width at the north, and its maximum length is 8 kilometres (5.0 mi). The island is of volcanic origin, and is still volcanically active, the last eruption being in 1899.
The northernmost point of Buckle Island is Cape Cornish. Several small islets also lie in the channel separating Cape Cornish and Young Island, the largest of which is Borradaile Island. Several small islets lie off the island's southern extremity, Cape McNab, including Sabrina Islet and the 80-metre (262 ft) tall rock stack of The Monolith. Both Buckle Island and Sabrina Islet are home to colonies of Adelie and Chinstrap penguins.
- Antarctic Treaty System
- Composite Antarctic Gazetteer
- List of Antarctic islands south of 60° S
- New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands
- Territorial claims in Antarctica
- LeMasurier, W. E.; Thomson, J. W. (eds.) (1990). Volcanoes of the Antarctic Plate and Southern Oceans. American Geophysical Union. p. 512 pp. ISBN 0-87590-172-7.
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