Mount Erebus

volcano on Ross Island, Antarctica

Mount Erebus is a volcano on Ross Island in Antarctica. It is the most southern active volcano in the world.

Mount Erebus

Erebus is 3,895 meters (12,779 ft) high.


On November 28, 1979, an airplane, Air New Zealand Flight 901, crashed into Mount Erebus during a storm. All 257 people in the airplane died.[1]


  1. Christchurch City Libraries, New Zealand Disasters, "Aircraft Accident: DC. 10 ZK-NZP Flight 901"; retrieved 2012-6-15.