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  • Papua New Guinea
  • Melanesia and Australia
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 5.141°S
  • 150.038°E

  • 1116 m
    3661 ft

  • 252050
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Bola.

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

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

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Bola. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Bola page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Bola.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Bola.

Photo Gallery

Conical Bola volcano (also known as Wangore) rises to the NW across Stetin Bay. The symmetrical stratovolcano is located immediately SW of Dakatau caldera and forms the high point of the Willaumez Peninsula in central New Britain. The forested cone has a well-preserved, 400-m-wide crater. No historical eruptions have been documented from Bola, but its morphology suggests very recent activity.

Photo by Elliot Endo, 2002 (U.S. Geological Survey).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

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. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.

Title: Sol-I Region, Topo of the
Publisher: USGS-CCOP/SOPAC S. Pacific Project
Country: Solomon Is
Year: 1983
Map Type: Bathymetric
Scale: 1:1,800,000
Map of Sol-I Region, Topo of the

Title: Talasea
Publisher: PNG Topographic Survey
Country: PNG
Year: 1975
Series: T601
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Talasea

Title: Riebeck
Publisher: Natl Mapping Bureau, Royal Australian Survey Corps
Country: PNG
Year: 1975
Series: T601
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Riebeck

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

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

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