Ulawun Stratovolcano

In light of there being little information on volcanic activity in the Papua New Guinea region this post will be focusing on another volcano in the region.

Ulawun is the highest volcano of the Bismarck arc as well as Papua New Guinea’s most active. Nicknamed the “North Son”, Ulawun sits above the North Coast of New Britain (opposite the “South Son”- Bamus). 1,000 meters of the 2,334 meter-high volcano has no vegetation. The activity of Ulawun dates back to the start of the 18th century.  Until 1967, eruptions were mild, but after 1970 larger eruptions produced lava flows and basaltic pyroclastic flows.

More information to come! Thanks for Reading!

Source: http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Volcanoes/PapuaNewGuinea/description_papua_new_guinea.html


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