Photo of this volcano
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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 2.57°S
  • 147.28°E

  • 254 m
    833 ft

  • 250020
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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Eruptive History

Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1931 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 0  

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Photo Gallery

The circular, 5.5-km-wide island of Baluan (center) in the Admiralty Islands lies SE of Manus Island and across the St. Andrew Strait from Lou and Tuluman Islands (out of view to the north). This Pleistocene stratovolcano has a large summit crater and several flank vents. In contrast to its neighboring islands to the north, Baluan has erupted basaltic rather than rhyolitic rocks. The Pam Islands to the NE are visible at the upper right in this NASA Landsat image (with north to the top).

NASA Landsat7 image (
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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