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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 4.63°S
  • 149.35°E

  • 179 m
    587 ft

  • 252021
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Mundua.

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Eruptive History

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

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Mundua.

Photo Gallery

A cluster of basaltic volcanoes forms the Mundua Islands, north of New Britain. The largest volcanic center is formed by the western tip of the 7-km-wide, Mundua Island and the arcuate Wingoru Island immediately to the west (left of the large cloud banks at the SW side of Mundua). The crater of this volcano is flooded by the sea through narrow channels on the northern and southern sides. Small cones can be seen on the eastern side of Mundua. The western tip of Garove Island is visible at the lower right in this NASA Landsat image.

NASA Landsat7 image (
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

The following 3 samples associated with this volcano can be found in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections, and may be availble for research (contact the Rock and Ore Collections Manager). Catalog number links will open a window with more information.

Catalog Number Sample Description Lava Source Collection Date
NMNH 116852-10 Basalt -- --
NMNH 116852-11 Basalt -- --
NMNH 116852-9 Basalt -- --

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