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Ritter Island volcano
stratovolcano 140 m / 459 ft
Northeast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, -5.52°S / 148.12°E

Ritter Island volcano eruptions:
2007, 2006, 2002(?), 1974, 1972, 1888, 1887, 1793, 1770
Typical eruption style:
Last earthquakes nearby
Wednesday, May 30, 2007

According to a news article, "sea surges" destroyed four homes and aboat following an eruption of Ritter Island on 19 May. About 1,500-2,000 peopleon Siassi Island moved to higher ground. Villagers reported seeing plumes from the island, hearing rumbling noises, and feeling earthquakes. The article also mentioned that RVO and the Geophysical Observatory in Port Moresby did not record any seismic activity from the eruption.

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