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Mere Lava volcano

Stratovolcano 1028 m / 3,373 ft
Vanuatu, -14.45°S / 168.05°E
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Mere Lava volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sun, 15 Nov
Sun, 15 Nov 09:32 UTCM 4.6 / 117 km14 km VANUATU
Wed, 21 Oct
Wed, 21 Oct 07:55 UTCM 5.1 / 36 km21 kmVanuatu Islands


The small 4-km-wide symmetrical island of basaltic Mera Lava in the southern Banks Islands contains a well-preserved summit crater and an east-west line of young cinder cones cutting across the NE flank. Several small cinder cones occupy the triangular summit crater of 1028-m-high Star Peak, the high point of the island. The low degree of dissection indicates that Mera Lava was in eruption during the Holocene (Mallick and Ash, 1975). Mere Lava was reported to have been smoking when it was first seen by the explorer Queiros in 1606.
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