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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 3.125°S
  • 152.642°E

  • 700 m
    2296 ft

  • 254010
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Lihir.

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

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The 20-km-long Lihir Island, north of New Ireland, is a complex of several overlapping Pliocene-to-Holocene stratovolcanoes, the youngest of which is Luise volcano. Luise Harbor (right-center) lies within a 5.5-km-wide caldera on Luise that is breached widely to the sea on the NE side. A central lava plug is strongly hydrothermally altered and displays extensive thermal activity along its margins. Thermal activity includes boiling hot springs, mud pools, and sulfur-encrusted low-temperature fumaroles.

NASA Space Shuttle image STS001-5933, 2001 (
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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