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Taveuni

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  • Fiji
  • New Zealand to Fiji
  • Shield
  • 1550 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 16.82°S
  • 179.97°W

  • 1241 m
    4072 ft

  • 245010
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Taveuni.

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

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

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

There is data available for 34 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1550 ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed 0 Radiocarbon (corrected) Near South Cape
1420 ± 20 years Unknown Confirmed 0 Radiocarbon (corrected) Central Taveuni (Tutu area)
1350 ± 75 years Unknown Confirmed 2 Tephrochronology
1160 ± 150 years Unknown Confirmed 2 Radiocarbon (corrected) Southern Taveuni (Vana Kei Vuna)
1020 (?) Unknown Confirmed 2 Tephrochronology
0880 (?) Unknown Confirmed 2 Tephrochronology
0770 (?) Unknown Confirmed 2 Tephrochronology
0640 ± 40 years Unknown Confirmed 2 Radiocarbon (corrected)
0520 ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed 2 Radiocarbon (corrected) South Taveuni (Tavuyaga, Ngatutu, Ngatavo)
0480 ± 75 years Unknown Confirmed 2 Radiocarbon (corrected) Central Taveuni (Tagimoucea area)
0400 ± 50 years Unknown Confirmed 2 Radiocarbon (corrected)
0350 (?) Unknown Confirmed 2 Tephrochronology Central Taveuni (Des Voeux Peak area)
0320 ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed 2 Radiocarbon (corrected)
0270 (?) Unknown Confirmed 1 Tephrochronology Central Taveuni (west of Lake Tagimoucea)
0220 ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed 0 Radiocarbon (corrected)
0090 BCE ± 200 years Unknown Confirmed 2 Radiocarbon (corrected)
0200 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed 2 Tephrochronology
0330 BCE ± 75 years Unknown Confirmed 2 Radiocarbon (corrected)
0400 BCE ± 20 years Unknown Confirmed 2 Radiocarbon (corrected)
0600 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed 2 Tephrochronology
0680 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed 2 Tephrochronology
1020 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed 2 Tephrochronology
1100 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed 2 Tephrochronology
1200 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed 2 Tephrochronology
1300 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed 2 Tephrochronology
1450 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed 2 Tephrochronology
1700 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed 2 Tephrochronology
3200 BCE ± 150 years Unknown Confirmed 2 Radiocarbon (corrected)
3580 BCE ± 200 years Unknown Confirmed 2 Radiocarbon (corrected)
4800 BCE ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed 2 Radiocarbon (corrected)
5230 BCE ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed 2 Radiocarbon (corrected)
5920 BCE ± 75 years Unknown Confirmed 2 Radiocarbon (corrected)
6560 BCE ± 75 years Unknown Confirmed 2 Radiocarbon (corrected)
8040 BCE ± 50 years Unknown Confirmed 2 Radiocarbon (corrected)
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Taveuni.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Taveuni.

Photo Gallery

The 40-km-long Taveuni Island straddles the international date line. Taveuni is the third largest of the Fiji islands and is known as the "Garden Island" because of its rich volcanic soils. The massive shield volcano is dotted by about 150 volcanic cones along a NE-SW rift extending the length of the island; some of the SW-flank vents are visible on this Space Shuttle image (with north to the upper right). Taveuni has been frequently active during the Holocene, and eruptions impacted island settlements in prehistorical time.

NASA Space Shuttle image STS111-719-74, 2002 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

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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 Taveuni in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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