Koro

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  • 17.32°S
  • 179.4°E

  • 522 m
    1712 ft

  • 245020
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There are no Holocene eruptions known for Koro. If this volcano has had large eruptions prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

The following references are the sources used for data regarding this volcano. References are linked directly to our volcano data file. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title. Additional discussion of data sources can be found under Volcano Data Criteria.

Coulson F I E, 1976. Geology of the Lomaiviti and Moala Island Groups. Fiji Min Res Div Bull, 2: 1-162.

The 16 x 9 km, shark-tooth-shaped Koro Island, located between Fiji's Viti Levu and Vanua Levu Islands, is part of the volcanic Lomaiviti Islands. A chain of basaltic cinder cones of upper Pleistocene or possibly Holocene age extends from north to south along the crest of the island (Coulson, 1976). With the exception of one location on the west coast where young lava flows reached the sea, the youngest lava flows, erupted from the NNE-SSW-trending cinder cone chain, are confined to the central plateau, where they form a flat, undissected lava field that extends primarily to the east.