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The Most Remote Inhabited Volcanic Island: Tristan da Cunha
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Learn More in these related Britannica articles:. So after a period of rebuilding and an overwhelming vote, around Tristans returned home, where they have lived safely ever since.
Figure above: Edinburgh settlement on Tristan da Cunha Image by ribacompetitions. Recently, in , there was an undersea volcanic eruption, which produced pumice that was collected by Tristan fishermen.
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There were preemptive measures to prepare the people of Edinburgh to evacuate, but an actual evacuation did not actually take place. Tristan da Cunha still remains the worlds most remote inhabited island; the only access to the island is by boat, and any visits have to be planned way in advance and with permission from several different authorities.
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The inhabitants have managed to live quite comfortably on Tristan, despite living at the foot of a formant volcano. If you ever feel like visiting, check out their website and their online store of special stamps!
Other than its unique location, Tristan also has caught the interest of volcanologists studying its geologic history! One of the issues surrounding the geology of Tristan is figuring out how old it is. You can check out her website here. Volcano World.
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