Tristan da Cunha Earth Sciences
Tristan island is an active volcano, although eruptions are mercifully rare. There are occasional earthquakes and rockfalls. The weather and sea conditions can be very stormy.

Guide to Restless Earth Pages

A developing section devoted to Tristan's Physical Geography

If you thought Tristan da Cunha

  • was on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge
  • is an extinct or dormant volcano
  • is in the Roaring Forties
  • or has a polar climate

you are wrong...

but this developing section will put you right!

Background to the active Tristan da Cunha volcanic island
Volcanic Eruptions
Details of Tristan's Volcanic Events
Reports of mass movement in the form of landslides
Tristan's Landscape
Characteristics of Tristan's natural regions
Guide to Nightingale Island
Guide to Inaccessible Island
Gough Island
To be Developed
Reports of the latest South Atlantic Earthquakes
Tristan's Disaster Planning
Tristan's Scientific Monitoring Stations
Weather and Climate
The Tristan Islands' Restless Atmosphere
Tristan Storm Reports
Report of the 2001 Tristan Hurricane