Mundua

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  • 4.63°S
  • 149.35°E

  • 179 m
    587 ft

  • 252021
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There are no Holocene eruptions known for Mundua. 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.

Johnson R W, 1990. . (pers. comm.).

Johnson R W, Arculus R J, 1978. Volcanic rocks of the Witu Islands, Papua New Guinea: the origin of magmas above the deepest part of the New Britain Benioff zone. Bull Volc, 41: 609-655.

Johnson R W, Blake D H, 1972. The Cape Hoskins area, southern Willaumez Peninsula, the Witu Islands, and associated volcanic centres, New Britain: volcanic geology and petrology. Aust Bur Min Resour Geol Geophys Rec, 1972/133: 1-102.

A cluster of basaltic volcanoes forms the Mundua Islands. The largest volcanic center is formed by the western tip of the 7-km-wide, linear Mundua Island and the arcuate Wingoru Island immediately to the west. The crater of this volcano is flooded by the sea through narrow channels on the northern and southern sides; remnants of crater walls form Wingoru island and are exposed at the western tip of Mundua island. Five small cones occupy the central and eastern sides of Mundua. Two of these have well-preserved craters and are of Holocene age (Johnson and Blake, 1972).