Aneityum

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  • Volcanic Region
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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 20.2°S
  • 169.78°E

  • 852 m
    2795 ft

  • 257110
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Aneityum.

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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).

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


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/).
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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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