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  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 4.692°S
  • 149.5°E

  • 368 m
    1207 ft

  • 252030
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Garove.

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The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Garove. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Garove 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 most prominent feature of Garove Island, located north of New Britain, is a 5-km-wide caldera that is flooded by the sea through a narrow breach on the southern side of the island, forming Johann Albrecht harbor. Satellitic cones were constructed along the NE and SW coasts of the 12-km-wide island. No historical eruptions are known from Garove (also known as Vitu, or Witu), but the preservation of fresh lava flow structures on the NW coast suggests an age as young as a few hundred years. The eastern tip of Mundua Island is visible at the upper left.

NASA Landsat7 image (
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

The following 2 samples associated with this volcano can be found in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections. Catalog number links will open a window with more information.

Catalog Number Sample Description
NMNH 116852-7 Basalt
NMNH 116852-8 Basalt

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