Vindication Island

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Vindication Island
Vindication Island ASTER.jpg
NASA Terra image of Vindication Island
Location of Vindication Island
Location of Vindication Island
Geography
Coordinates 57°06′S 26°47′W / 57.100°S 26.783°W / -57.100; -26.783
Area 3 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Length 2.1 km (1.3 mi)
Width 1.6 km (0.99 mi)
Highest elevation 430 m (1,410 ft)
Highest point Quadrant Peak
Administration
United Kingdom
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

Vindication Island is a small uninhabited island in the South Sandwich Islands. It lies about 2 miles (3.2 km) from Candlemas Island, separated by the Nelson Channel.

Geography[edit]

This small island is part of the Candlemas Islands subgroup of the South Sandwich Islands. The island's highest point is Quadrant Peak at 430 m (1,411 ft), while the south-easternmost cape is Chinstrap Point. The island is mostly ice free.

Vindication Island is the eroded remains of a former volcanic complex.[1] Unlike neighbouring Candlemas Island, where there is volcanic activity, the volcano on Vindication has shown no sign of activity for over 10,000 years.[2]

Buddha Rock lies 0.3 nautical miles (0.6 km) west of Vindication Island.

South Sandwich Islands.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The South Sandwich Islands: Petrology of the Volcanic Rocks, P. E. Baker, Scientific Report of the British Antarctic Survey, Nr 93, Cambridge 1978, p. 7
  2. ^ 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.