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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Mere Lava.
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The small 4-km-wide symmetrical island of basaltic Mera Lava in the southern Banks Islands contains a well-preserved summit crater and an east-west line of young cinder cones cutting across the NE flank. Several small cinder cones occupy the triangular summit crater of 1028-m-high Star Peak, the high point of the island. The low degree of dissection indicates that Mera Lava was in eruption during the Holocene (Mallick and Ash, 1975). Mere Lava was reported to have been smoking when it was first seen by the explorer Queiros in 1606.
Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).
|Start Date||Stop Date||Eruption Certainty||VEI||Evidence||Activity Area or Unit|
|[ 1606 ]||[ Unknown ]||Uncertain|
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.
|Mera Lava | Star Peak | Etoile, Pic de l' | Meralab|
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The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography. 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.
Mallick D I J, 1971. Southern Banks Islands. New Hebrides Geol Surv Ann Rpt 1970, p 12-16.
Mallick D I J, Ash R P, 1975. Geology of the southern Banks Islands. New Hebrides Condominium Geol Surv Reg Rpt, 33 p.
New Hebrides Geological Survey, 1978a. Geology of the Banks Islands. New Hebrides Geol Surv, 1:100,000 geol map sheet 2.