North Vate

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  • Vanuatu
  • Vanuatu
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  • 17.47°S
  • 168.353°E

  • 594 m
    1948 ft

  • 257081
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There are no Holocene eruptions known for North Vate. 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.

Crawford A J, Greene H G, Exon N F, 1988. Geology, petrology and geochemistry of submarine volcanoes around Epi Island, New Hebrides island arc. In: Greene H G and Wong F L (eds) {Geology and Offshore Resources of Pacific Island Arcs--Vanuatu Region}, Circum-Pacific Council Energy Min Resour Earth Sci Ser, 8: 301-327.

Eissen J-P, Blot C, Louat R, 1991. Chronologie de l'activite volcanique historique de l'arc insulaire des Nouvelles-Hebrides de 1595 a 1991. ORSTOM Rapports Sci Tech Sci Terre Geol-Geophys, 2: 1-69.

IAVCEI, 1973-80. Post-Miocene Volcanoes of the World. IAVCEI Data Sheets, Rome: Internatl Assoc Volc Chemistry Earth's Interior..

Macfarlane A, Carney J N, Crawford A J, Greene H G, 1988. Vanuatu--A review of the onshore geology. In: Greene H G and Wong F L (eds) {Geology and Offshore Resources of Pacific Island Arcs--Vanuatu Region}, Circum-Pacific Council Energy Min Resour Earth Sci Ser, 8: 45-91.

New Hebrides Geological Survey, 1973. Geology of Efate and offshore islands. New Hebrides Geol Surv, 1:100,000 geol map sheet 9.

Raos A M, Crawford A J, 2004. Basalts from the Efate Island group, central section of the Vanuatu arc, SW Pacific: geochemistry and petrogenesis. J Volc Geotherm Res, 134: 35-56.

Raos A M, McPhie J, 2003. The submarine record of a large-scale explosive eruption in the Vanuatu arc: ~1 Ma Efate Pumice Formation. In: White J D L, Smellie J L, Clague D A (eds), Explosive Subacqueous Volcanism, {Amer Geophys Union, Geophy Monogr}, 140: 273-283.

The islands of Nguna, Pele, and Emau, north of Vate Island (also known as Efaté), have been variously mapped as Pleistocene and Pleistocene to Holocene. Late-Pleistocene to Holocene eruptions constructed composite basaltic cones with well-preserved craters. Largely submarine calderas north of Vate Island of varying sizes have been inferred, ranging from a large caldera whose southern rim is defined by the islands of Nguna, Pele, and Emao to a smaller caldera, but their submarine morphology is difficult to define. Pumiceous deposits of the Efaté Pumice Formation cover much of Vate (Efaté) Island and record a major trachydacitic explosive eruption about 1 million years ago that originated from a submarine vent somewhere north of the island.