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Wallis Islands

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  • France
  • New Zealand to Fiji
  • Shield(s)
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 13.3°S
  • 176.17°W

  • 143 m
    469 ft

  • 244050
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Wallis Islands.

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The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Wallis Islands.

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Eruptive History

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Wallis Islands. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Wallis Islands 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 Wallis Islands.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Wallis Islands.

Photo Gallery

A dramatic barrier reef surrounds the Wallis Islands in this Space Shuttle view (with north to the left). Small explosion craters are visible on 7 x 14 km Uvea Island. Uvea and other low, forested islands are formed of flat-lying basaltic lava flows that are cut by explosion craters and capped by tuff cones and cinder cones. The island rises only 143 m above sea level. The numerous small shields (lava cones) and tuff cones were considered on morphological grounds to have been formed during the Pleistocene and Holocene.

NASA Space Shuttle image ISS002-E-9888, 2001 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
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: 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 Wallis Islands in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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