|Elevation||551 m (1,808 ft)|
One of the names of the volcano refers to the suffocating fumes experienced on the island; volcanic fumes spew from the mountain and to this is added the stench of penguin guano. The fumes can indeed suffocate a visitor to the island. These qualities have given names to a number of Zavodovski Island's other features.
The volcano erupted in March 2016; by July, between one third and one half of the island was covered in ash, putting the penguin colonies at risk.
- Google Earth
- Siebert L, Simkin T (2002-). Volcanoes of the World: an Illustrated Catalog of Holocene Volcanoes and their Eruptions. Smithsonian Institution, Global Volcanism Program Digital Information Series, GVP-3.
- This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Mount Asphyxia" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).
- Erupting volcanos are threatening one of the world's largest penguin colonies
- "Stench Point". Mapcarta. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
- "Penguins on world's smelliest island in danger as volcano erupts, covering them in ash". Telegraph. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
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