Yelia

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  • 7.05°S
  • 145.858°E

  • 3384 m
    11100 ft

  • 253002
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Yelia.

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Mount Yelia, first recognized as a volcano in 1963, contains a group of andesitic lava domes in the summit area and NW flank. Marble Peak is an older volcanic center immediately to the south. The largest dome in the summit crater is perforated by at least 11 craters. Two large steep-sided, flat-topped lava domes occupy the NNE flank, and two smaller domes are located to the west. The last significant eruption occurred about 18,000 years ago, and no direct evidence for Holocene eruptions has been observed. Weak solfataric activity is present and there was an unverified report from local inhabitants of an eruption during the early 1940's. Weak fumarolic activity continues in the summit crater.

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

The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for Yelia.

The Global Volcanism Program has no photographs available for Yelia.

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.

Blong R J, 1982. The Time of Darkness Local Legends and Volcanic Reality in Papua New Guinea. Canberra: Aust Natl Univ Press, 257 p.

Cooke R J S, Johnson R W, 1978. Volcanoes and volcanology in Papua New Guinea. Geol Surv Papua New Guinea Rpt, 78/2: 1-46.

IAVCEI, 1973-80. Post-Miocene Volcanoes of the World. IAVCEI Data Sheets, Rome: Internatl Assoc Volc Chemistry Earth's Interior..

Johnson R W, 1987. Large-scale volcanic cone collapse: the 1888 slope failure of Ritter volcano, and other examples from Papua New Guinea. Bull Volc, 49: 669-679.

Mackenzie D E, Johnson R W, 1984. Pleistocene volcanoes of the western Papua New Guinea Highlands: morphology, geology, petrography, and modal and chemical analyses. Aust Bur Min Resour Geol Geophys Rpt, 246: 1-271.

Volcano Types

Stratovolcano
Lava dome(s)

Tectonic Setting

Subduction zone
Continental crust (> 25 km)

Rock Types

Major
Andesite / Basaltic Andesite
Minor
Dacite

Population

Within 5 km
Within 10 km
Within 30 km
Within 100 km
94
1,571
15,775
580,885

Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of Yelia 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.