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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).
The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Aneityum. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Aneityum page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
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.
|Anatom | Anetchom|
|Feature Name||Feature Type||Elevation||Latitude||Longitude|
|Inrerow Atamwan||Stratovolcano||852 m||20° 11' 0" S||169° 47' 0" E|
|Nanawarez||Stratovolcano||804 m||20° 12' 0" S||169° 50' 0" E|
|Clouds drape oval-shaped, 17-km-wide Aneityum Island in this NASA Space Shuttle image with north to the top. Aneityum, also known as Anatom, consists of two coalescing, dominantly basaltic Pleistocene volcanoes. Both the NW side of Inrerow Atamwan volcano (left) and the SE side of Nanawarez volcano (right) are truncated by large erosional cirques. Volcanic activity ceased during the uppermost late-Pleistocene to Holocene. Fringing reefs are visible on the northern side of the island.
NASA Space Shuttle image ISS006-E-5732, 2002 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
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.
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.