Photo of this volcano
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 3.994°S
  • 144.963°E

  • 240 m
    787 ft

  • 251011
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Boisa.

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

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Photo Gallery

The small, 1.4 x 1.7 Boisa Island is seen here in the foreground from the west with steaming Manam volcano in the distance. Boisa volcano consists of a large cone with a summit crater open to the north whose rim extends to the east coast. The crater of the topographically indistinct stratovolcano is filled by two steep-sided lava domes, the largest of which (left) forms the 240-m high point of the island. No historical eruptions have been observed from Boisa, in contrast to Manam, which is one of Papua New Guinea's most active volcanoes.

Photo by Tony Taylor, 1963 (courtesy of Wally Johnson, Australia Bureau of Mineral Resources).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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