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Savo

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  • Solomon Islands
  • Melanesia and Australia
  • Stratovolcano
  • 1847 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 9.13°S
  • 159.82°E

  • 485 m
    1591 ft

  • 255070
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Savo.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Savo.

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

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 4 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1865 ± 20 years ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    
1835 ± 5 years 1847 (?) Confirmed 3 Historical Observations
1650 ± 20 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected)
1568 (in or before) Unknown Confirmed 3 Historical Observations NE crater margin
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Savo.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Savo.

Photo Gallery

The broad irregular profile of the 6 x 7 km island of Savo is seen from an approaching boat. This forested stratovolcano has been the source of major historical eruptions, which included pyroclastic flows that devastated much of the island. The summit contains a 1 x 1.5 km wide crater. Lava domes are located on its floor, NE rim, and on the outer flank of the volcano. Thermal areas located in the summit crater, along the flanks of the volcano and offshore include fumaroles and small geysers.

Photo by Nick Varley (University of Colima).
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: Vanuatu Region, Topo of the
Publisher: USGS-CCOP/SOPAC S. Pacific Project
Country: New Hebrides
Year: 1983
Map Type: Bathymetric
Scale: 1:1,800,000
Map of Vanuatu Region, Topo of the

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, 158 30-161 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, 158 30-161 E

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 Hebrides, Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands
Publisher: DMA & Defence Department, AIS, Melbourne,Australia
Country: Solomon Is, Vanuatu
Year: 1971
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of New Hebrides, Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands

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 Savo in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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