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  • Vanuatu
  • Vanuatu
  • Stratovolcano(es)
  • Unknown
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  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 20.2°S
  • 169.78°E

  • 852 m
    2795 ft

  • 257110
  • Latitude
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  • Summit

  • Volcano

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There are no Holocene eruptions known for Aneityum. 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.

Carney J N, Macfarlane A, 1979. Geology of Tanna, Aneityum, Futuna and Aniwa. New Hebrides Geol Surv Reg Rpt, 81 p.

New Hebrides Geological Survey, 1978b. Geology of Tanna, Aneityum, Futuna and Aniwa. New Hebrides Geol Surv, 1:100,000 geol map sheet 11.

Oval-shaped, 17-km-wide Aneityum Island, also known as Anatom or Anetchom, lies SE of Tanna Island and is the southernmost of the Vanuatu Islands chain. Aneityum consists of two coalescing, dominantly basaltic Pleistocene volcanoes. Both the NW side of Inrerow Atamwan volcano and the SE side of Nanawarez volcano are truncated by large erosional cirques. Volcanic activity ceased during the uppermost late-Pleistocene to Holocene (Carney and Macfarlane, 1979).