Balbi volcano eruptions
stratovolcano 2715 m 8,907 feet
North Solomons Province, Papua New Guinea, -5.92°S / 154.98°E
Eruption list: unconfirmed eruptions in
2008 false eruption report
The Rabaul volcano observatory (RVO) reported that Balbi volcano had an eruption on 7 May 2008. The report could not be verified and there was no ash visible on satellite images.
RVO later confirmed that Balbi did NOT erupt on 7 May and that the reports it had were referring to thunderstorm activity. (USGS / GVP weekly reports)
1984-95 observations of fumarolic activity
A few, mostly aerial observations are available for Balbi volcano's activity in the 1980s and 1990s. The confirm vigorous fumarolic activity mainly in the second summit crater (Crater B). No significant changes were observed, but the observations suggest that the volcano is only dormant.
19th century possible eruptions
It is possible, but unlikely that there were eruptions of Balbi volcano in the 19th century.
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