Photo of this volcano
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 9.13°S
  • 159.82°E

  • 485 m
    1591 ft

  • 255070
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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Eruptive History

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

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

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.

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.

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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