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Tafahi

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  • Tonga
  • New Zealand to Fiji
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Uncertain
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 15.85°S
  • 173.72°W

  • 560 m
    1837 ft

  • 243101
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Tafahi.

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The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Tafahi.

The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for Tafahi.

Eruptive History

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Tafahi. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Tafahi page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Tafahi.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Tafahi.

Photo Gallery

Conical Tafahi, the northernmost subaerial volcano of the Tofua volcanic arc, rises to the NE beyond the northern shore of Nuiatoputapu Island. The small 1.2 x 2.8 km wide island of Tafahi is a conical stratovolcano that rises to 560 m about 7 km north of Niuatoputapu. No historical eruptions have been reported from Tafahi, but its youthful morphology, which resembles that of the larger Kao volcano in the Central Tonga Islands, suggests recent activity.

Photo by Paul Taylor (published in Taylor and Ewart, 1997).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.


Title: Fiji, New Caledonia, Tonga
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Fiji
Year: 1986
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Fiji, New Caledonia, Tonga

Title: Tonga Region, Topo of
Publisher: USGS-CCOP/SOPAC S. Pacific Project
Country: Tonga
Year: 1982
Map Type: Bathymetric
Scale: 1:1,800,000
Map of Tonga Region, Topo of
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Tafahi in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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