Simbo

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  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 8.292°S
  • 156.52°E

  • 335 m
    1099 ft

  • 255050
  • Latitude
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  • Summit
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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.

Eruptive History


Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).


Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1910 ± 10 years Unknown Confirmed   Anthropology Ngusuna crater?

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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.

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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