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Simbo

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  • Solomon Islands
  • Melanesia and Australia
  • Stratovolcano(es)
  • 1910 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 8.292°S
  • 156.52°E

  • 335 m
    1099 ft

  • 255050
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number
Most Recent Weekly Report: 20 September-26 September 2006 Citation IconCite this Report

Residents on Simbo Island reported feeling seven "earth tremors" on 21 September, and others in recent days. None of the events caused damage. The Solomon Islands Seismology Division does not have monitoring equipment on the island.

Source: Solomon Star

Weekly Reports - Index


2006: September


20 September-26 September 2006 Citation IconCite this Report

Residents on Simbo Island reported feeling seven "earth tremors" on 21 September, and others in recent days. None of the events caused damage. The Solomon Islands Seismology Division does not have monitoring equipment on the island.

Source: Solomon Star


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

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
1910 ± 10 years Unknown Confirmed   Anthropology Ngusuna crater?
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Simbo.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Simbo.

Photo Gallery

The saltwater Lake Ove in the foreground is seen from the rim of Ngusuna crater with the western coast of Simbo Island in the background. Simbo is a small island in the Western Solomons with three truncated andesitic volcanic centers. Native accounts told of the explosive enlargement of the Ngusunu explosion crater along the SW coast of the island one to two generations prior to 1955, probably after a visit by Guppy in 1882, and press reports mentioned an eruption at Simbo in the early 1900s.

Photo by Chris Lyne, 2005.
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.


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

Title: Sol-I Region, Topo Bet 6 30-10 S, 156-158 30 E
Publisher: USGS-CCOP/SOPAC S. Pacific Project
Country: Solomon Is
Year: 1983
Map Type: Bathymetric
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Sol-I Region, Topo Bet 6 30-10 S, 156-158 30 E

Title: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
Publisher: DMA & Defence Department, AIS, Melbourne,Australia
Country: PNG, Solomon Is
Year: 1981
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands

Title: Sol-I to New Hebrides Islands, S Pacific
Publisher: US Naval Oceanographic Office
Country: Solomon Is
Year: 1973
Map Type: Bathymetric
Scale: 1:1,660,000
Map of Sol-I to New Hebrides Islands, S Pacific

Title: New Georgia
Publisher: Directorate of Overseas Surveys
Country: Solomon Is
Year: 1969
Series: x711 (456)
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of New Georgia

Title: Geol Map of British Solomon Islands
Publisher: DOS
Country: Solomon Is
Year: 1969
Series: Geol
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Geol Map of British Solomon Islands
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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