North Vate

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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 17.47°S
  • 168.353°E

  • 594 m
    1948 ft

  • 257081
  • Latitude
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  • Summit

  • Volcano

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

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The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for North Vate.

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).

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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 (
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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).
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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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