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  • 5.466°S
  • 150.509°E

  • 796 m
    2611 ft

  • 252071
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Volcano Types


Tectonic Setting

Subduction zone
Continental crust (> 25 km)

Rock Types

Andesite / Basaltic Andesite
Basalt / Picro-Basalt


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Geological Summary

Lolo is a small, nearly symmetrical 796-m-high andesitic stratovolcano located north of Witori volcano along the north coast of New Britain near Cape Hoskins. It is of very late Pleistocene or Holocene age and overlaps the older Kapberg volcano to the west (Blake and McDougall, 1973). Lava flows are prominent on its flanks, and a well-preserved crater 250-m wide and 60-m deep truncates the summit of the stratovolcano.

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

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.




Feature Name Feature Type Elevation Latitude Longitude
Stratovolcano 350 m 5° 27' 0" S 150° 30' 0" E

Photo Gallery

Conical Lolo volcano rises to the north beyond steaming lava flows from the 2002 eruption of Pago volcano. Lolo is a small, nearly symmetrical volcano located north of Pago volcano along the north coast of New Britain near Cape Hoskins. It is of very late Pleistocene or Holocene age and on its western side overlaps the older Kapberg volcano, the topographic irregularity left of Lola. Lola is capped by a well-preserved crater 250 m wide and 60 m deep.

Photo by Elliot Endo, 2002 (U.S. Geological Survey).


The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title.

Blake D H, McDougall I, 1973. Ages of the Cape Hoskins volcanoes, New Britain, Papua New Guinea. J Geol Soc Aust, 20: 199-204.

Cooke R J S, Baldwin J T, Sprod T J, 1976. Recent volcanoes and mineralization in Papua New Guinea. 25th Internatl Geol Cong, Sydney, Excur Guide, 53: 1-30.

Johnson R W, Blake D H, 1972. The Cape Hoskins area, southern Willaumez Peninsula, the Witu Islands, and associated volcanic centres, New Britain: volcanic geology and petrology. Aust Bur Min Resour Geol Geophys Rec, 1972/133: 1-102.

Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of Lolo Information about large Quaternary eruptions (VEI >= 4) is cataloged in the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions (LaMEVE) database of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
WOVOdat WOVOdat is a database of volcanic unrest; instrumentally and visually recorded changes in seismicity, ground deformation, gas emission, and other parameters from their normal baselines. It is sponsored by the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) and presently hosted at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.
EarthChem EarthChem develops and maintains databases, software, and services that support the preservation, discovery, access and analysis of geochemical data, and facilitate their integration with the broad array of other available earth science parameters. EarthChem is operated by a joint team of disciplinary scientists, data scientists, data managers and information technology developers who are part of the NSF-funded data facility Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA). IEDA is a collaborative effort of EarthChem and the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS).
Smithsonian Collections Search the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections database. Go to the "Search Rocks and Ores" tab and use the Volcano Name drop-down to find samples.