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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Ofu-Olosega.
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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.
|Feature Name||Feature Type||Elevation||Latitude||Longitude|
|A'ofa||Shield volcano||494 m||14° 10' 30" S||169° 39' 47" W|
|Fatuaga Point||Cone||230 m||14° 10' 7" S||169° 38' 18" W|
|Maga Point||Cone||23 m||14° 11' 32" S||169° 36' 45" W|
|Nu'u||Tuff cone||76 m||14° 10' 4" S||169° 41' 5" W|
|Tauga Point||Tuff cone||249 m||14° 9' 48" S||169° 40' 21" W|
There is data available for 1 Holocene eruptive periods.
|Start Date||Stop Date||Eruption Certainty||VEI||Evidence||Activity Area or Unit|
|1866 Sep 12||1866 Nov 15 ± 5 days||Confirmed||2||Historical Observations||Submarine vent 3 km SE of Olosega|
There is no Deformation History data available for Ofu-Olosega.
There is no Emissions History data available for Ofu-Olosega.
|Clouds drape the tops of the two triangle-shaped islands of Ofu (left) and Olosega (right) in eastern Samoa in this Space Shuttle image (with north to the upper left). The islands, 6 km in combined length, are separated by a narrow strait. They are formed by two eroded, coalescing basaltic shield volcanoes truncated by mostly submarine calderas. A submarine eruption took place in 1866 about 3 km SE of Olosega, along the ridge connecting Olosega with Ta'u Island.
NASA Space Shuttle image ISS002-E-6878, 2001 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
|A narrow strait (just left of center) separates the two triangle-shaped islands of Ofu (left) and Olosega (right) in eastern Samoa. The islands are formed by two eroded, coalescing basaltic shield volcanoes. The narrow, steep-sided ridge forming the western side of Ofu Island is cut by volcanic dikes, and an intrusive plug forms the sharp spire at the left on Ofu Island. A submarine eruption took place in 1866 at the far end of the two islands, 3 km SE of Olosega, along the ridge connecting Olosega with Ta'u Island.
Photo by Peter Craig, 1995 (U.S. National Park Service).
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Title: Tonga Region, Topo of
Publisher: USGS-CCOP/SOPAC S. Pacific Project
Map Type: Bathymetric
There are no samples for Ofu-Olosega in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.
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|Large Eruptions of Ofu-Olosega||Information about large Quaternary eruptions (VEI >= 4) is cataloged in the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions (LaMEVE) database of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).|
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|MODVOLC Thermal Alerts||Using infrared satellite Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data, scientists at the Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawai'i, developed an automated system called MODVOLC to map thermal hot-spots in near real time. For each MODIS image, the algorithm automatically scans each 1 km pixel within it to check for high-temperature hot-spots. When one is found the date, time, location, and intensity are recorded. MODIS looks at every square km of the Earth every 48 hours, once during the day and once during the night, and the presence of two MODIS sensors in space allows at least four hot-spot observations every two days. Each day updated global maps are compiled to display the locations of all hot spots detected in the previous 24 hours. There is a drop-down list with volcano names which allow users to 'zoom-in' and examine the distribution of hot-spots at a variety of spatial scales.|
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