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Mere Lava

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  • Vanuatu
  • Composite (Stratovolcano)
  • Pleistocene
  • Country
  • Landform (Volc Type)
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 14.4585°S
  • 168.04°E

  • 1003 m
    3291 ft

  • 257021
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Mere Lava.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Mere Lava.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Mere Lava.

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 0 confirmed Holocene eruptive periods.

[ 1606 ] Discredited Eruption

Although Mallick and Ash (1975) cited another source (Harrison, 1937) stating that Queiros saw the Mere Lava volcano smoking in 1606, a reading of the Markham (1904) translation does not support an interpretation of volcanic activity. A full description of the island, plants, and people did not indicate volcanism, and the relevant text is as follows: "Much greater was [the crews] satisfaction when they came close [to the island], and saw smoke, and natives calling to the launch to come nearer."

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Mere Lava.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Mere Lava.

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 Mere Lava in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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