Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Fonualei
Seen from the NE, Fonualei volcano is a small, less than 2-km-wide island that contains active fumaroles in the crater, which is breached to the SW with a fresh lava flow extending to the sea and forming a rugged shoreline. Blocky lava flows from a central cone have reached the sea through notches in the caldera rim. Eruptions have been recorded since 1791. Photo by Paul Taylor (published in Taylor and Ewart, 1997).
Volcano Number:243100
Volcano Name:Fonualei
Country:Tonga
Volcano Type:Stratovolcano
Last Eruption:1957 CE
Elevation:188m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Oceanic crust (< 15 km)
Pop. within 5km:71
Pop. within 10km:71
Pop. within 30km:91
Pop. within 100km:17857
Latitude:-18.023
Longitude:-174.317



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
243100 Fonualei 14777 Uncertain Eruption 1780
243100 Fonualei 14778 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1791
243100 Fonualei 14779 Confirmed Eruption 4 ? Historical Observations 1846/6/11 1846/10/10
243100 Fonualei 14780 Confirmed Eruption Historical Observations 1906
243100 Fonualei 14781 Confirmed Eruption 2 Summit, west and SE sides Historical Observations 1939
243100 Fonualei 14782 Confirmed Eruption 2 North-central part of the island Historical Observations 1951/8/21
243100 Fonualei 14783 Confirmed Eruption Historical Observations 1957/6/16
243100 Fonualei 14784 Uncertain Eruption 1 1974/2/16
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