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Atherton Volcano                                                                                                                       

Located on the Atherton Tableland southwest of Cairns, Queensland. There are more than 50 eruptive centres covering an area of about 1,800 sq km, including a number of structures such as cinder cones, lava shields, maars and diatremes.

At the outskirts of Atherton is Hallorans Hill, a shield volcano.

Mt Quincan, composed of 2 craters, is a cinder cone about 190 m above the surrounding area. Along the Atherton-Youngaburra road are a series of cinder cones, the 7 Sisters, that formed along a fissure.

Malanda Volcano is a heavily eroded shield volcano that erupted about 3 million years ago.

12 km south of Atherton is a diatreme, Mt Hypipamee.

There are 3 maars in this lava-field Province, Lake Barrine, Lake Eacham and Bromfield Swamp.

Eruptions occurred most recently between 100,000 and possibly 10,000 years ago.

Links

  1. Volcanoes of Australia
  2. List of Volcanoes in Australia

 

 

 

 

 
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