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Aoba volcano

Updated: Jul 5, 2022 23:36 GMT - Refresh
Shield volcano 1496 m / 4,908 ft
Vanuatu, -15.4°S / 167.83°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5)
Last update: 1 Jun 2022 (Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report)

Aoba, also known as Ambae, is a massive 2500 cu km basaltic shield volcano that is the most voluminous volcano of the New Hebrides archipelago.

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Aoba volcano eruptions: 2017, 2011, 2005
Lastest nearby earthquakes: No recent earthquakes

Background

A pronounced NE-SW-trending rift zone dotted with scoria cones gives the 16 x 38 km island an elongated form. A broad pyroclastic cone containing three crater lakes is located at the summit of the Hawaiian-style shield volcano within the youngest of at least two nested calderas, the largest of which is 6 km in diameter. Post-caldera explosive eruptions formed the summit craters of Lake Voui (also spelled Vui) and Lake Manaro Ngoru about 360 years ago. A tuff cone was constructed within Lake Voui about 60 years later. The latest known flank eruption, about 300 years ago, destroyed the population of the Nduindui area near the western coast.
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Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

Aoba Photos

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