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  • Papua New Guinea
  • Melanesia and Australia
  • Stratovolcano
  • 350 BCE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 4.08°S
  • 153.65°E

  • 450 m
    1476 ft

  • 254020
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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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

There is data available for 1 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
0350 BCE ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) East side of caldera
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Ambitle.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Ambitle.

Photo Gallery

Ambitle (left-center) is the larger of two adjacent islands forming the Feni Islands. The 13-km-long Ambitle is a dominantly Pliocene-to-Pleistocene stratovolcano with a 3-km-wide central caldera. A maar on the eastern side of post-caldera lava domes formed about 2300 years ago. Thermal areas are found within the caldera and just off the western coast. Babase Island (right-center), immediately to the NE of Ambitle, is a Pleistocene stratovolcano and lava dome connected by a narrow isthmus.

NASA Space Shuttle image STS88-706-56, 1998 (
See title for photo information.
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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