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  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 13.67°S
  • 167.67°E

  • 411 m
    1348 ft

  • 257001
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Motlav.

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

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

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Eruptive History

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Motlav. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Motlav page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Motlav.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Motlav.

Photo Gallery

The elongated island of Motlav, also referred to as Mota Lava, lies in the northern Banks Islands of Vanuatu. The 12-km-long island is comprised of at least five Pleistocene basaltic stratovolcanoes capped by two well-preserved late-Pleistocene to Holocene pyroclastic cones, Tuntag and Vetnam. The low peak with a shadow above it at the lower left (SW) part of the island is Tuntog, a largely pyroclastic composite cone with a 500-m-wide summit crater. Vetnam pyroclastic cone lies in the center of the island.

NASA Space Shuttle image ISS006-E-26739, 2003 (
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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