Newer Volcanics Province

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The Newer Volcanics Province is a complex of volcanic centres formed by the East Australia hotspot across south-eastern Australia. It has an area of 6,000 square miles (15,000 square km) with over 400 vents and contains the youngest volcanoes in Australia.[1] The youngest eruptions in the volcanic field took place at Mount Schank and Mount Gambier about 5000 years ago, when explosive activity formed several maars and associated lava flows.[2] [3]

Volcanoes within the province include:

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Coordinates: 37°46′12″S 142°30′00″E / 37.77000°S 142.50000°E / -37.77000; 142.50000

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"Active Volcanoes in Australia?!" on YouTube