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  • Papua New Guinea
  • Melanesia and Australia
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Uncertain
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 2.57°S
  • 147.28°E

  • 254 m
    833 ft

  • 250020
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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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
[ 1931 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 0  
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Baluan.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Baluan.

Photo Gallery

The circular, 5.5-km-wide island of Baluan (center) in the Admiralty Islands lies SE of Manus Island and across the St. Andrew Strait from Lou and Tuluman islands (out of view to the N). This Pleistocene volcano has a large summit crater and several flank vents. In contrast to its neighboring islands to the N, Baluan has erupted basaltic rather than rhyolitic rocks. The Pam Islands to the NE are visible at the upper right in this NASA Landsat image (N is to the top).

NASA Landsat7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov)
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

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Title: Admiralty Island
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: PNG, Indonesia
Year: 1943
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Admiralty Island
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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