Victory

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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 9.2°S
  • 149.07°E

  • 1925 m
    6314 ft

  • 253030
  • Latitude
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Summary of eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1890 (?) 1935 ± 5 years Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
[ 1810 ± 10 years ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 2  

The following references are the sources used for data regarding this volcano. References are linked directly to our volcano data file. 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. Additional discussion of data sources can be found under Volcano Data Criteria.

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.

Fisher N H, 1957. Melanesia. Catalog of Active Volcanoes of the World and Solfatara Fields, Rome: IAVCEI, 5: 1-105.

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

Jakes P, Smith I E, 1970. High potassium calc-alkaline rocks from Cape Nelson, Eastern Papua. Contr Mineral Petr, 28: 259-271.

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.

Smith I E, 1969. Notes on the volcanoes Mount Bagana and Mount Victory, Territory of Papua and New Guinea. Aust Bur Min Resour Geol Geophys Rec, 1968/12: 1-21.

Smith I E M, 1981. Young volcanoes in eastern Papua. Geol Surv Papua New Guinea Mem, 10: 257-265.

Smith I E, Davies H L, 1976. Geology of the southeast Papuan mainland. Bur Min Resour Geol Geophys Bull 165: 1-86.

The dominantly andesitic Mount Victory stratovolcano occupies the Cape Nelson area on the NE coast of Papua New Guinea. Mount Victory is densely mantled by rainforest, which is somewhat stunted near the summit. On the NE it abutts the deeply dissected Pleistocene Mount Trafalgar volcano. The summit crater of Mount Victory is breached to the SE and is of possible landslide origin. Several near-summit lava domes are present, the SE-most of which marks the 1925-m-high summit of the volcano. Four small satellite cones are located on the SW side, and two others occur on the NE flank. The only confirmed historical activity of Mount Victory was a long-term late-19th to early 20th-century eruption that provided a beacon for passing ships. Pyroclastic flows that destroyed several villages and caused fatalities reached the coast.