Tafahi

Photo of this volcano
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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 15.85°S
  • 173.72°W

  • 560 m
    1837 ft

  • 243101
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Tafahi.

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

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

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).

The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed 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.

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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