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Koranga volcano

maar (cráter de explosión) 1500 m / 4,921 ft
New Guinea, Papua Nueva Guinea, -7.33°S / 146.71°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: explosive
Erupciones del volcán Koranga: less than 10,000 years ago No hay terremotos recientes
Fecha / HoraRevista / ProfundidadDistanciaUbicación
Koranga Crater is a complex of explosion craters 3 km NW of Wau village and 75 km SW of Lae. It is located in the Morobe goldfields in the Owen Stanley Range SW of Huon Gulf.

Background:

The gold mineralization in the area prompted one of the world's last great gold rushes, beginning in 1922. Gold mineralization is related to the hydrothermal explosion craters and the formation of dacitic and andesitic lava dome extrusion. Gas emission and a landslide from Koranga in May 1967 were considered to have had either a non-volcanic or hydrothermal-eruption origin.
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