Mere Lava

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  • Vanuatu
  • Vanuatu
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown
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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 14.45°S
  • 168.05°E

  • 1028 m
    3372 ft

  • 257021
  • Latitude
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  • Summit

  • Volcano

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Summary of eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1606 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    

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.

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.

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.