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Tanga volcano

stratovolcano / caldera 472 m / 1,549 ft
New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, -3.5°S / 153.22°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: explosive
Tanga volcano eruptions: more than 11,700 years ago
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Thu, 25 Oct
Thu, 25 Oct 23:47 UTCM 4.7 / 52.2 km44 km- 61km ESE of Namatanai, Papua New Guinea
Tanga volcano is a mostly submerged stratovolcano and caldera forming the Tanga islands, located 44 km from New Ireland.
The islands belonging to the caldera rim consist of Lif (283 m high), Tefa (155 m), southern Malendok (472 m). The smaller islands Bitlit and Bitbok are post-caldera lava domes in the centre of the caldera.
It is unknown if Tanga volcano is still active. A small hot spring on Malendok Islands marks the only current thermal activity.


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