Koranga

Photo of this volcano
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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 7.33°S
  • 146.708°E

  • 1500 m
    4920 ft

  • 253003
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Koranga.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Koranga.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Koranga.

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

Photo Gallery


Koranga Crater, a Pliocene-to-Holocene hydrothermal explosion vent complex, is located in the Morobe goldfields of the Owen Stanley Range at the eastern end of the New Guinea Highlands. The gold mineralization here prompted one of the world's last great gold rushes in 1922. A landslide and possible hydrothermal explosion in May 1967 from a vent at the upper right produced the fresh landslide deposits seen in this photo. The volcanic origin of this event is uncertain.

Photo by Wally Johnson, 1969 (Australia Bureau of Mineral Resources).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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