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Crater Mountain volcano

stratovolcano 3233 m / 10,607 ft
New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, -6.58°S / 145.08°E
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: explosive
Crater Mountain volcano eruptions: probably within the past 10,000 yearsNo recent earthquakes
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Crater Mountain volcano is a curved volcanic chain of 3000 m and higher peaks located in the highlands of New Guinea. The volcanoes are deeply eroded, but there are young flows covering the steep-sided valleys to the north and east, which might be of Holocene age. The easternmost Agotu Valley contains several small craters, cinder cones, and maars.
Crater Mountain is part of the 2700 km2 Crater Mountain Wildlife Management Area, known for its spectacular scenery and traditional villages.

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