Leskov Island

Leskov Island is a small uninhabited island in the Traversay Islands group of the South Sandwich Islands. It is less than 1.5 kilometres (1 mi) long, and lies 48 km (30 mi) west of Visokoi Island. It was discovered in 1819 by a Russian expedition under Bellingshausen, who named it for the third lieutenant on the expedition ship Vostok.

Leskov is located to the west of the main arc of the South Sandwich Islands, and is composed of andesitic rather than basaltic lava. The subduction zone forming the South Sandwich Trench lies to the east of the island arc.

References

  • LeMasurier, W. E.; Thomson, J. W., eds. (1990), Volcanoes of the Antarctic Plate and Southern Oceans, American Geophysical Union, ISBN 
  • volcano.und.edu
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