The launch of a new GVP website is scheduled for Monday, May 20, 2013.
|Country:||Papua New Guinea|
|Subregion Name:||New Guinea|
|Last Known Eruption:||1935 ± 5 years|
|Summit Elevation:||1925 m||6,316 feet|
|The dominantly andesitic Mount Victory stratovolcano occupies the Cape Nelson area on the NE coast of Papua New Guinea. Mount Victory is densely mantled by rainforest, which is somewhat stunted near the summit. On the NE it abutts the deeply dissected Pleistocene Mount Trafalgar volcano. The summit crater of Mount Victory is breached to the SE and is of possible landslide origin. Several near-summit lava domes are present, the SE-most of which marks the 1925-m-high summit of the volcano. Four small satellite cones are located on the SW side, and two others occur on the NE flank. The only confirmed historical activity of Mount Victory was a long-term late-19th to early 20th-century eruption that provided a beacon for passing ships. Pyroclastic flows that destroyed several villages and caused fatalities reached the coast.|