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Taveuni

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  • Fiji
  • Fiji Volcanic Arc
  • Shield | Shield
  • 1550 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Province
  • Landform | Volc Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 16.8412°S
  • 179.9644°W

  • 1241 m
    4072 ft

  • 245010
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports available for Taveuni.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Taveuni.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Taveuni.

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.

Eruptive History

There is data available for 34 confirmed Holocene eruptive periods.

1550 ± 100 years Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 0

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Near South Cape
1550 ± 100 years - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (calibrated)

List of 2 Events for Episode 1 at Near South Cape

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
1550 ± 100 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

1420 ± 20 years Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 0

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Central Taveuni (Tutu area)
1420 ± 20 years - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (calibrated)

List of 4 Events for Episode 1 at Central Taveuni (Tutu area)

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Property Damage
   - - - -    - - - - Evacuations
1420 ± 20 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

1350 ± 75 years Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
1350 ± 75 years - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Tephrochronology

List of 3 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Tephra
1350 ± 75 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

1160 ± 150 years Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Southern Taveuni (Vana Kei Vuna)
1160 ± 150 years - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (calibrated)

List of 5 Events for Episode 1 at Southern Taveuni (Vana Kei Vuna)

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Property Damage
   - - - -    - - - - Evacuations
1160 ± 150 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

1020 (?) Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
1020 (?) - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Tephrochronology

List of 5 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Cinder Cone
   - - - -    - - - - Scoria
1020
(?)
   - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

0880 (?) Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
0880 (?) - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Tephrochronology

List of 5 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Cinder Cone
   - - - -    - - - - Scoria
0880
(?)
   - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

0770 (?) Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
0770 (?) - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Tephrochronology

List of 5 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Cinder Cone
   - - - -    - - - - Scoria
0770
(?)
   - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

0640 ± 40 years Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
0640 ± 40 years - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (calibrated)

List of 5 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Cinder Cone
   - - - -    - - - - Scoria
0640 ± 40 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

0520 ± 100 years Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode South Taveuni (Tavuyaga, Ngatutu, Ngatavo)
0520 ± 100 years - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (calibrated)

List of 7 Events for Episode 1 at South Taveuni (Tavuyaga, Ngatutu, Ngatavo)

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow Entered water.
   - - - -    - - - - Ash
   - - - -    - - - - Property Damage
   - - - -    - - - - Evacuations
0520 ± 100 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

0480 ± 75 years Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Central Taveuni (Tagimoucea area)
0480 ± 75 years - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (calibrated)

List of 5 Events for Episode 1 at Central Taveuni (Tagimoucea area)

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Cinder Cone
   - - - -    - - - - Ash
0480 ± 75 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

0400 ± 50 years Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
0400 ± 50 years - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (calibrated)

List of 5 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Cinder Cone
   - - - -    - - - - Scoria
0400 ± 50 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

0350 (?) Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Central Taveuni (Des Voeux Peak area)
0350 (?) - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Tephrochronology

List of 4 Events for Episode 1 at Central Taveuni (Des Voeux Peak area)

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Cinder Cone
   - - - -    - - - - Ash
0350
(?)
   - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

0320 ± 100 years Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
0320 ± 100 years - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (calibrated)

List of 5 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Cinder Cone
   - - - -    - - - - Scoria
0320 ± 100 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

0270 (?) Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 1

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Central Taveuni (west of Lake Tagimoucea)
0270 (?) - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Tephrochronology

List of 5 Events for Episode 1 at Central Taveuni (west of Lake Tagimoucea)

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Property Damage
   - - - -    - - - - Evacuations
0270
(?)
   - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

0220 ± 100 years Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 0

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
0220 ± 100 years - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (calibrated)

List of 2 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
0220 ± 100 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

0090 BCE ± 200 years Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
0090 BCE ± 200 years - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (calibrated)

List of 6 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Cinder Cone
   - - - -    - - - - Ash
   - - - -    - - - - Property Damage
0090 BCE ± 200 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

0200 BCE (?) Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
0200 BCE (?) - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Tephrochronology

List of 5 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Cinder Cone
   - - - -    - - - - Scoria
0200 BCE
(?)
   - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

0330 BCE ± 75 years Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
0330 BCE ± 75 years - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (calibrated)

List of 5 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Cinder Cone
   - - - -    - - - - Scoria
0330 BCE ± 75 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

0400 BCE ± 20 years Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
0400 BCE ± 20 years - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (calibrated)

List of 4 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Cinder Cone
   - - - -    - - - - Scoria
0400 BCE ± 20 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

0600 BCE (?) Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
0600 BCE (?) - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Tephrochronology

List of 5 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Cinder Cone
   - - - -    - - - - Scoria
0600 BCE
(?)
   - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

0680 BCE (?) Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
0680 BCE (?) - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Tephrochronology

List of 5 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Cinder Cone
   - - - -    - - - - Scoria
0680 BCE
(?)
   - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

1020 BCE (?) Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
1020 BCE (?) - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Tephrochronology

List of 4 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Cinder Cone
   - - - -    - - - - Scoria
1020 BCE
(?)
   - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

1100 BCE (?) Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
1100 BCE (?) - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Tephrochronology

List of 4 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Cinder Cone
   - - - -    - - - - Scoria
1100 BCE
(?)
   - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

1200 BCE (?) Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
1200 BCE (?) - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Tephrochronology

List of 4 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Cinder Cone
   - - - -    - - - - Scoria
1200 BCE
(?)
   - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

1300 BCE (?) Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
1300 BCE (?) - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Tephrochronology

List of 4 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Cinder Cone
   - - - -    - - - - Scoria
1300 BCE
(?)
   - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

1450 BCE (?) Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
1450 BCE (?) - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Tephrochronology

List of 5 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Cinder Cone
   - - - -    - - - - Scoria
1450 BCE
(?)
   - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

1700 BCE (?) Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
1700 BCE (?) - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Tephrochronology

List of 5 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Cinder Cone
   - - - -    - - - - Scoria
1700 BCE
(?)
   - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

3200 BCE ± 150 years Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
3200 BCE ± 150 years - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (calibrated)

List of 4 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Cinder Cone
   - - - -    - - - - Scoria
3200 BCE ± 150 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

3580 BCE ± 200 years Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
3580 BCE ± 200 years - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (calibrated)

List of 4 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Cinder Cone
   - - - -    - - - - Scoria
3580 BCE ± 200 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

4800 BCE ± 100 years Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
4800 BCE ± 100 years - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (calibrated)

List of 5 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Cinder Cone
   - - - -    - - - - Scoria
4800 BCE ± 100 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

5230 BCE ± 100 years Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
5230 BCE ± 100 years - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (calibrated)

List of 4 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Cinder Cone
   - - - -    - - - - Scoria
5230 BCE ± 100 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

5920 BCE ± 75 years Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
5920 BCE ± 75 years - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (calibrated)

List of 5 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Cinder Cone
   - - - -    - - - - Scoria
5920 BCE ± 75 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

6560 BCE ± 75 years Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
6560 BCE ± 75 years - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (calibrated)

List of 4 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Cinder Cone
   - - - -    - - - - Scoria
6560 BCE ± 75 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

8040 BCE ± 50 years Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
8040 BCE ± 50 years - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (calibrated)

List of 5 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Cinder Cone
   - - - -    - - - - Scoria
8040 BCE ± 50 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Taveuni.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Taveuni.

GVP Map Holdings

Maps are not currently available due to technical issues.

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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