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Tore volcano

lava cone 2200+ m / 7,218 ft
North Solomons Province, Papua New Guinea, -5.83°S / 154.93°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
Tore volcano books
Typical eruption style: effusive
Tore volcano eruptions: less than 10,000 years ago No recent earthquakes
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Tore volcano is a 6 x 9 km wide caldera with a younger cone, which probably is still active.
The densely forested volcano is located north-west of Mount Balbi volcano in the Emperor Range in northern Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea.
The younger cone of the volcano consists of a thick succession of andesitic lava flows.

Background:

from: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information:
The caldera of Tore volcano is the source of two Pleistocene ignimbrites that form a broad fan that extends the coastline to the west.
The southern and SW sides of the caldera rim are covered by lava flows that extend up to 14 km from a large post-caldera lava cone. The summit of the andesitic volcano consists of an erosional pyramidal peak and a forested satellite ash cone 3 km to the NW. The freshly preserved features of the post-caldera ash cone and lava cone indicate a recent age (Blake and Miezitis, 1967).

Reference cited:
-Blake D H, Miezitis Y, 1967. Geology of Bougainville and Buka Islands, New Guinea. Aust Bur Min Resour Geol Geophys Bull, 93: 1-56

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