Popa

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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 20.92°N
  • 95.25°E

  • 1518 m
    4979 ft

  • 275080
  • Latitude
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  • Summit
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Eruptive History


Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).


Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
0442 BCE Unknown Confirmed   Anthropology

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Photo Gallery


This renowned volcanic plug is the focus of the town of Popa at the western foot of Mount Popa volcano. The hornblende-andesitic plug, which itself is known as Mount Popa, is crowned by a major Buddhism-Animism temple complex that is reached by a covered walkway seen at the lower right base of the plug. Grottos cut into the plug contains a series of religious tableaus.

Photo by Sorena Sorensen, 2000 (Smithsonian Institution).
See title for photo information.
Mount Popa, in central Myanmar (Burma), is a large, steep-sided composite cone that rises 1150 m above the surrounding plain. Seen here from the town of Popa on the western flank of the volcano, the summit of the volcano forms the back headwall of a large horseshoe-shaped caldera produced by collapse of the edifice. This 1.6-km-wide, 850-m-deep caldera is breached to the NW, in the direction of the ridge on the left horizon. A 3 cu km debris-avalanche deposit covers an area of 27 sq km north of the breach.

Photo by Sorena Sorensen, 2000 (Smithsonian Institution).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


The following 1 samples associated with this volcano can be found in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections. Catalog number links will open a window with more information.

Catalog Number Sample Description
NMNH 117213 Ferruginous concretion

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