Kerguelen hotspot

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The Kerguelen hotspot is marked 20 on map.

The Kerguelen hotspot is a volcanic hotspot at the Kerguelen Plateau in the Southern Indian Ocean.[1] The Kerguelen hotspot has produced basaltic lava for about 130 million years and has also produced the Kerguelen Islands, Heard Island, the McDonald Islands, and the Ninety East Ridge.


  1. ^ Gupta & Desa; Rabin Sen Gupta; Ehrlich Desa (2001). The Indian Ocean: a perspective, Volume 2. Taylor & Francis. p. 743. ISBN 90-5809-224-0.