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  • Papua New Guinea
  • Melanesia and Australia
  • Volcanic field
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 9.48°S
  • 150.35°E

  • 220 m
    722 ft

  • 253041
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Goodenough.

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

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

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 Goodenough. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Goodenough 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 Goodenough.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Goodenough.

Photo Gallery

Goodenough (center) is the roughly circular volcanic island that is the westernmost of the D'Entrecasteaux Islands in this NASA satellite image with north to the upper right. Several Holocene eruptive centers that may be only a few hundred years old are located around the margins of fault-bounded metamorphic rocks that form the central part of Goodenough Island. The youngest volcanic features, which include the Walilagi Cones, are located at the SE end of the island on the Bwaido Peninsula (lower center).

NASA Space Shuttle image STS44-83-79, 1991 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
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: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
Publisher: DMA & Defence Department, AIS, Melbourne,Australia
Country: PNG, Solomon Is
Year: 1981
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands

Title: Nidula
Publisher: Natl Mapping Bureau, Royal Australian Survey Corps
Country: PNG
Year: 1979
Series: T601
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Nidula

Title: Fergusson Island
Publisher: BMR, Australia in coop with Geological Survey, PNG
Country: PNG
Year: 1972
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Fergusson Island
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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