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Moorea volcano

Shield 1138 m / 3734 ft
Society Islands, France, -17.55°S / -149.82°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Moorea volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
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Like several other central Pacific island chains, the Society Islands are progressively younger to the SE. Moorea, the NW-most of the Society Islands with Pleistocene volcanism, is a dissected shield volcano whose caldera is open to the north and surrounded by sharp-topped peaks. Potassium-Argon dates for the island range from 1.64-1.49 million years ago (Duncan and Mcdougall 1976).
Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

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