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North Vate

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  • Vanuatu
  • Melanesia and Australia
  • Stratovolcano(es)
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 17.47°S
  • 168.353°E

  • 594 m
    1949 ft

  • 257081
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for North Vate.

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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

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from North Vate. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the North Vate 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 North Vate.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for North Vate.

Photo Gallery

The three small islands of Nguna, Pele, and Emau at the upper left, lie north of the large island of Efete (also known as Vate). Nguna and Pele appear to be a single island in this NASA Space Shuttle image (with north to the upper left), and Emau is the small circular island at the at the top center. These islands lie along or near the southern rim of a postulated largely submarine caldera of uncertain dimensions that extends to the north and may have formed about 2000 years ago.

NASA Space Shuttle image STS068-206-50, 1994 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
See title for photo information.
Nguna Island, along with Pele and Emau Islands, lie north of Efate Island (also known as Vate). Largely submarine calderas of varying dimensions have been postulated in the North Vate area, and late-Pleistocene to Holocene eruptions have constructed composite basaltic cones with well-preserved craters.

Photo by Karoly Nemeth (Massey University).
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, Bet. 15 50-18 S, 165 30-169E
Publisher: USGS-CCOP/SOPAC S. Pacific Project
Country: New Hebrides
Year: 1983
Map Type: Bathymetric
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Vanuatu Region, Topo, Bet. 15 50-18 S, 165 30-169E
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: Vanuatu, SW Pacific, Oblique Map of Republic of
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Country: New Hebrides
Year: 1982
Series: OFR
Map Type: Physiographic
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Map of Vanuatu, SW Pacific, Oblique Map of Republic of
Title: New Caledonia, Vanuatu
Publisher: DMA & Ministry of Defence (HMSO), UK
Country: Vanuatu, N Caledonia
Year: 1982
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of New Caledonia, Vanuatu
Title: (N) Nouvelles-Hebrides, Archipel des,
Publisher: IGN-France
Country: New Hebrides
Year: 1976
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of (N) Nouvelles-Hebrides, Archipel des,
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
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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