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Kuwae volcano

Caldera -2 m / - 7 ft
Vanuatu, -16.83°S / 168.54°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Kuwae volcano eruptions: 1974 
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Mon, 17 Dec
Mon, 17 Dec 06:52 UTCM 4.7 / 10 km11 km- 108km ESE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu
Sun, 16 Dec
Sun, 16 Dec 18:28 UTCM 4.9 / 35 km14 km- 94km ESE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu
Sun, 16 Dec 16:15 UTCM 5.0 / 58.5 km19 km- 91km ESE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu
Sat, 15 Dec
Sat, 15 Dec 22:23 UTCM 4.5 / 46.1 km22 km- 93km ESE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu
Thu, 22 Nov
Thu, 22 Nov 11:01 UTCM 4.8 / 48.9 km39 km- 67km N of Port-Vila, Vanuatu
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Background:

The largely submarine Kuwae caldera occupies the area between Epi and Tongoa islands. The 6 x 12 km caldera contains two basins that cut the NW end of Tongoa Island and the flank of the late-Pleistocene or Holocene Tavani Ruru volcano on the SE tip of Epi Island. Native legends and radiocarbon dates from pyroclastic-flow deposits have been correlated with a 1452 AD ice-core peak thought to be associated with collapse of Kuwae caldera; however, others considered the deposits to be of smaller-scale eruptions and the ice-core peak to be associated with another unknown major South Pacific eruption. The submarine volcano Karua lies near the northern rim of Kuwae caldera and is one of the most active volcanoes of Vanuatu. It has formed several ephemeral islands since it was first observed in eruption during 1897.
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