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Savo

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  • Solomon Islands
  • Melanesia and Australia
  • Stratovolcano
  • 1847 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 9.13°S
  • 159.82°E

  • 485 m
    1591 ft

  • 255070
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number
Most Recent Weekly Report: 28 July-3 August 2021 Citation IconCite this Report

According to a news source, residents on Savo in the Solomon Islands reported increased seismicity to authorities on 28 July. Two days later a team from the Geological Survey Division (GSD) and the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) investigated the volcano. They saw steam-and-gas emissions rising from an area in the crater, possibly indicating an active fissure, and interviewed residents. The GSD briefed the National Disaster Operations Committee and other authorities on 31 July, confirming the increased seismicity, and prompting a preparedness response. Response actions included continuing to monitor the island, deploying technical teams, and issuing Volcano Safety Messages to inform residents of the island as well as in surrounding areas.

Source: SBM Online

Weekly Reports - Index


2021: July


28 July-3 August 2021 Citation IconCite this Report

According to a news source, residents on Savo in the Solomon Islands reported increased seismicity to authorities on 28 July. Two days later a team from the Geological Survey Division (GSD) and the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) investigated the volcano. They saw steam-and-gas emissions rising from an area in the crater, possibly indicating an active fissure, and interviewed residents. The GSD briefed the National Disaster Operations Committee and other authorities on 31 July, confirming the increased seismicity, and prompting a preparedness response. Response actions included continuing to monitor the island, deploying technical teams, and issuing Volcano Safety Messages to inform residents of the island as well as in surrounding areas.

Source: SBM Online


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

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 4 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1865 ± 20 years ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    
1835 ± 5 years 1847 (?) Confirmed 3 Historical Observations
1650 ± 20 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected)
1568 (in or before) Unknown Confirmed 3 Historical Observations NE crater margin
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Savo.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Savo.

GVP Map Holdings

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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: Sol-I Region, Topo Bet 6 30-10 S, 158 30-161 E
Publisher: USGS-CCOP/SOPAC S. Pacific Project
Country: Solomon Is
Year: 1983
Map Type: Bathymetric
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Sol-I Region, Topo Bet 6 30-10 S, 158 30-161 E

Title: Sol-I to New Hebrides Islands, S Pacific
Publisher: US Naval Oceanographic Office
Country: Solomon Is
Year: 1973
Map Type: Bathymetric
Scale: 1:1,660,000
Map of Sol-I to New Hebrides Islands, S Pacific

Title: New Hebrides, Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands
Publisher: DMA & Defence Department, AIS, Melbourne,Australia
Country: Solomon Is, Vanuatu
Year: 1971
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of New Hebrides, Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands

Title: Geol Map of British Solomon Islands
Publisher: DOS
Country: Solomon Is
Year: 1969
Series: Geol
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Geol Map of British Solomon Islands
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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