Mount Asphyxia facts for kids
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|Elevation||551 m (1,808 ft)|
One of the names of the volcano refers to the suffocating fumes experienced on the island; volcanic fumes spew from the mountain and to this is added the stench of penguin guano. The fumes can indeed suffocate a visitor to the island. These qualities have given names to a number of Zavodovski Island's other features.
The volcano erupted in March 2016; by July, between one third and one half of the island was covered in ash, putting the penguin colonies at risk.
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