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Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Upolu
The forested scoria cone of Tafua Upolu rises near the western tip of 75-km-long Upolu Island in Samoa. The shield volcano is elongated in an E-W direction and was constructed during two periods of extensive eruptions during the Pliocene and Pleistocene. Following a lengthy period of erosion, the latest lava flows, at least three of which were estimated to be as young as a few hundred to a few thousand years old, were erupted from vents near the crest of the island at its center and western side. Photo by Karoly Nemeth (Massey University).
Volcano Number:244030
Volcano Name:Upolu
Country:Samoa
Volcano Type:Shield
Elevation:1100m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Oceanic crust (< 15 km)
Pop. within 5km:680
Pop. within 10km:13753
Pop. within 30km:144419
Pop. within 100km:198677
Latitude:-13.935
Longitude:-171.72



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
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Data from the SESAR Database
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Data from the MaGa Database
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