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Emperor Range volcano

Caldera(s) 2040 m / 6693 ft
Papua New Guinea, -5.7°S / 154.95°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Emperor Range volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than 2.58 million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
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No recent earthquakes

Background:

The Emperor Range in northern Bougainville Island is a group of strongly eroded volcanic centers of Pleistocene age. A poorly preserved caldera 5-6 km in diameter is filled by a lava dome complex. The Kunua complex immediately to the west contains a 3.5 x 4.5 km caldera that produced ignimbrites dated about 0.2 million years ago that reached the western coast.
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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