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Rurutu volcano

Shield 394 m / 1293 ft
Astral Islands, France, -22.45°S / -151.35°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Rurutu volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
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Background:

Rurutu is an eroded shield volcano in the Astral (Tubuai) Islands capped by later Pleistocene lava flows that reached the sea through gaps in the fringing coral reef. The younger volcanics are Potassium-Argon dated from 1.85-1.05 million years ago (Duncan and Mcdougall 1976).
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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