Crater Mountain

Photo of this volcano
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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 6.58°S
  • 145.08°E

  • 3233 m
    10604 ft

  • 253001
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  • Summit
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Crater Mountain.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Crater Mountain.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Crater Mountain.

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

Photo Gallery


The broad depression above the center of this composite NASA Landsat image of Papua New Guinea (with north to the top) is Crater Mountain. Although this arcuate chain of peaks 3000 m or more in height is extensively eroded, steep-sided valleys to the north and east are floored by lava flows and other young volcanic features. The Purari River cuts across the bottom of the image, and the smaller Pio River parallels it to the north, south of Crater Mountain.

NASA Landsat7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov)
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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