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Umboi volcano

complex volcano 1548 m / 5,079 ft
Northeast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, -5.59°S / 147.88°E
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
Typical eruption style: explosive
Umboi volcano eruptions: none in recent times
Last earthquakes nearby:
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Wed, 11 Jun
Wed, 11 Jun 16:03 UTCM 4.7 / 49.5 km48 kmeastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea
Sat, 7 Jun
Sat, 7 Jun 04:48 UTCM 5.0 / 175 km27 kmEastern New Guinea Reg, PNG
Wed, 21 May
Wed, 21 May 02:02 UTCM 4.6 / 80 km36 km4.6 EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G.
Unboi Island is the largest of the volcanic Islands off the north coast of New Guinea. It is 50 km long and contains Umboi volcano, a mainly basaltic-andesitic complex of several overlapping stratovolcanoes.
The Umboi volcanic complex is cut by a large 13 x 17 km caldera with up to 1 km high walls. The caldera is open to the NE and has 3 young cones containing summit crater lakes: Talo, Soal and Barik. Talo is the largest of these cones and has several thermal areas with hot springs, bubbling mud ponds and fumaroles. Talo also has flank cones.
There are no known eruptions in historic times, but it is believed that the post-caldera cones habve been active within the past few hundred years.
(source: Smithsonian / GVP)
Umboi Island played an important role in providing wood for building sailing canoes used in ancient trade of goods including obsidian.


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