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Lihir

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  • Papua New Guinea
  • Melanesia and Australia
  • Compound
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 3.125°S
  • 152.642°E

  • 700 m
    2296 ft

  • 254010
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Lihir.

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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.

Eruptive History

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).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Lihir.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Lihir.

Photo Gallery

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 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

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Title: Sol-I Region, Topo of the
Publisher: USGS-CCOP/SOPAC S. Pacific Project
Country: Solomon Is
Year: 1983
Map Type: Bathymetric
Scale: 1:1,800,000
Map of Sol-I Region, Topo of the
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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