Doma Peaks

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  • 5.9°S
  • 143.15°E

  • 3568 m
    11703 ft

  • 253000
  • Latitude
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  • Summit

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There are no Holocene eruptions known for Doma Peaks. 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.

Blong R J, 1979. Huli legends and volcanic eruptions, Papua New Guinea. Search, 10: 93-94.

Blong R J, 1982. The Time of Darkness Local Legends and Volcanic Reality in Papua New Guinea. Canberra: Aust Natl Univ Press, 257 p.

Cooke R J S, Johnson R W, 1978. Volcanoes and volcanology in Papua New Guinea. Geol Surv Papua New Guinea Rpt, 78/2: 1-46.

Johnson R W, 1987. Large-scale volcanic cone collapse: the 1888 slope failure of Ritter volcano, and other examples from Papua New Guinea. Bull Volc, 49: 669-679.

Katsui Y (ed), 1971. List of the World Active Volcanoes. Volc Soc Japan draft ms, (limited circulation), 160 p.

Lowenstein P L, 1982. Problems of volcanic hazards in Papua New Guinea. Geol Surv Papua New Guinea Rpt, 82/7: 1-62.

Mackenzie D E, Johnson R W, 1984. Pleistocene volcanoes of the western Papua New Guinea Highlands: morphology, geology, petrography, and modal and chemical analyses. Aust Bur Min Resour Geol Geophys Rpt, 246: 1-271.

Doma Peaks, at the western end of a volcanic chain in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, rise to 3568 m and are dominated by two westward-facing escarpments of probable landslide origin. Satellite cones and lava domes occur on the NE and southern flanks of the dominantly andesitic volcano. There is no evidence for magmatic eruptions within the last few hundred or possibly few thousand years (Mackenzie and Johnson, 1984). A reported eruption within the past few hundred years was actually from Long Island, and an older lahar mentioned by Blong (1979) was not accompanied by any significant tephra production (Blong, 1982).