Solomon Islands, -7.67°S / 156.6°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Nonda volcano is an andesitic stratovolcano on Vella Lavella Island in the Solomon Islands. Its lava dome inside a well-preserved crater is the youngest volcanic edifice on the island.
There are no confirmed historical eruptions, but inhabitants reported "smoke" and explosive activity in the vicinity of Nonda Hill at the time of a major earthquake in 1959.
Nonda volcano eruptions: unclear reports about possible activity in 1959
no recent eruptions, fumarolic activity
Latest nearby earthquakesNo recent earthquakes
BackgroundVella Lavella Island is thought to consist of overlapping extinct volcanoes of Pliocene to possibly Pleistocene age, but based on the fumarolic activity it is included in the list of potentially active volcanoes of the world. The Paraso thermal area has solfataras, hot springs, and boiling mud pots.
- Smithsonian / GVP volcano information
- Taylor G R (1976) "Residual volcanic emanations from the British Solomon Islands." In: Johnson R W (ed) "Volcanism in Australasia", Amsterdam, Elsevier, p 343-354
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