Sewing-Machine Needles

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This article is about the rock formation. For needles used in a sewing machine, see Sewing machine needle.
Sewing-Machine Needles
Sewing-Machine Needles is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Sewing-Machine Needles
Sewing-Machine Needles
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°58′11.8″S 60°29′39.1″W / 62.969944°S 60.494194°W / -62.969944; -60.494194Coordinates: 62°58′11.8″S 60°29′39.1″W / 62.969944°S 60.494194°W / -62.969944; -60.494194
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Population 0
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Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Sewing-Machine Needles (62°58′11.8″S 60°29′39.1″W / 62.969944°S 60.494194°W / -62.969944; -60.494194) is a group of three prominent rock needles, the highest 45 m, lying close southeast of Rancho Point, Deception Island, in the South Shetland Islands. The name Sewing-Machine Rock was given by whalers for what was originally a conspicuous natural arch. Needles is now considered the more suitable descriptive term; an earthquake tremor in 1924 caused the arch to collapse.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Sewing-Machine Needles" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).