Oto Group volcano

Stratovolcano(es) 1277 m / 4190 ft
Papua New Guinea, -5.56°S / 150.41°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Oto Group volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than 2.58 million years ago (Pleistocene)

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Background

The Oto volcanic group consists of five stratovolcanoes and a caldera of early to late Pleistocene age. The oldest volcanoes, Ko and Husa, are about 800-900,000 years old, and the steep-sided Oto, Mululus and Mateleloch volcanoes range from about 190,000 to less that 70,000 years old (Blake and McDougall 1973, Johnson and Blake 1972). The 4-km-wide Busui caldera of probable Pleistocene age is formed in a broad, low-angle cone of dominantly pyroclastic material. The names of Oto, Mululus and Mateloch peaks on published maps differ from that used by local inhabitants and in the geological literature.
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

Oto Group Photos

Two members from our group, Michel from Belgium and filmmaker Michael from Canada watching and photographing and filming the lava lake. The scene taken in extreme wide angle is illuminated by the strong glow from the lava and the light of the moon. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Two members from our group, Michel from Belgium and filmmaker Michael from Canada watching and photographing and filming the lava lake. The scene taken in extreme wide an...
Our group in position on the crater rim above the campsite in the evening twilight - photographers' favorite light, when lava glow mixes with dusk. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Our group in position on the crater rim above the campsite in the evening twilight - photographers'favorite light, when lava glow mixes with dusk. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Group photo of our expedition members on the crater rim. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Group photo of our expedition members on the crater rim. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Group photo on the crater rim. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Group photo on the crater rim. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
 



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