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Aneityum

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  • Vanuatu
  • Melanesia and Australia
  • Stratovolcano(es)
  • Unknown - Evidence Uncertain
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 20.2°S
  • 169.78°E

  • 852 m
    2795 ft

  • 257110
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Aneityum.

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Eruptive History

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

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Aneityum.

Photo Gallery

Clouds drape oval-shaped, 17-km-wide Aneityum Island in this NASA Space Shuttle image with north to the top. Aneityum, also known as Anatom, consists of two coalescing, dominantly basaltic Pleistocene volcanoes. Both the NW side of Inrerow Atamwan volcano (left) and the SE side of Nanawarez volcano (right) are truncated by large erosional cirques. Volcanic activity ceased during the uppermost late-Pleistocene to Holocene. Fringing reefs are visible on the northern side of the island.

NASA Space Shuttle image ISS006-E-5732, 2002 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
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: Fiji Region, Topo of the
Publisher: USGS-CCOP/SOPAC S. Pacific Project
Country: Fiji
Year: 1982
Map Type: Bathymetric
Scale: 1:1,800,000
Map of Fiji 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: Tanna, Aneityum, Futuna, Aniwa, Geol of
Publisher: DOS
Country: Fiji
Year: 1978
Series: 1181 NHGS Maps
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Tanna, Aneityum, Futuna, Aniwa, Geol of
Title: (S) Nouvelles-Hebrides, Archipel des,
Publisher: IGN-France
Country: New Hebrides
Year: 1976
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of (S) Nouvelles-Hebrides, Archipel des,
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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