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Photo of this volcano
  • Tonga
  • Stratovolcano
  • 1847 CE
  • Country
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 19.668°S
  • 175.016°W

  • 1009 m
    3310 ft

  • 243061
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Kao.

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Eruptive History

There is data available for 1 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1847 Jul 10 (in or before) Unknown Confirmed 2 Observations: Reported
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Kao.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Kao.

GVP Map Holdings

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Title: Fiji, New Caledonia, Tonga
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Fiji
Year: 1986
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Fiji, New Caledonia, Tonga

Title: Tonga Region, Topo of
Publisher: USGS-CCOP/SOPAC S. Pacific Project
Country: Tonga
Year: 1982
Map Type: Bathymetric
Scale: 1:1,800,000
Map of Tonga Region, Topo of
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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