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Biwau Hills volcano

Updated: Mar 4, 2024 11:48 GMT -
Pyroclastic cone(s) 400 m / 1312 ft
Papua New Guinea, -7.32°S / 143.28°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Biwau Hills volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than 2.58 million years ago (Pleistocene)

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Background

The Pleistocene Mt. Biwau consists of two coalescing cones surrounded by lavas and probable lahar deposits. The northern cone is capped by a spine-like peak and a dome-like protuberance 1.5 km to the east. A small cinder cone lies 17 km to the west (Mackenzie and Johnson 1984).
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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