Vindication Island

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Vindication Island
Vindication Island ASTER.jpg
NASA Terra image of Vindication Island
Location of Vindication Island
Coordinates57°06′S 26°47′W / 57.100°S 26.783°W / -57.100; -26.783
Area3 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Length2.1 km (1.3 mi)
Width1.6 km (0.99 mi)
Highest elevation430 m (1,410 ft)
Highest pointQuadrant Peak
United Kingdom

Vindication Island (Spanish: Isla Vindicación) 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.


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 neighboring 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

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  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.