Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Savai'i
The 75-km-long island of Savai'i, the largest and highest of the Samoan islands, is a low-angle shield volcano. Numerous scoria cones dot the broad low-profile crest. The unvegetated lava flows in the foreground were emplaced during the most recent eruption in 1905. Photo by Karoly Nemeth (Massey University).
Volcano Number:244040
Volcano Name:Savai'i
Country:Samoa
Volcano Type:Shield
Last Eruption:1911 CE
Elevation:1858m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Oceanic crust (< 15 km)
Pop. within 5km:0
Pop. within 10km:59
Pop. within 30km:34215
Pop. within 100km:188465
Latitude:-13.612
Longitude:-172.525



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
244040 Savai'i 14805 Confirmed Eruption North flank (Maugaloa) Radiocarbon (corrected) -1990
244040 Savai'i 14806 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (corrected) -1150
244040 Savai'i 14807 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (corrected) -480
244040 Savai'i 14808 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (corrected) 170
244040 Savai'i 14809 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (corrected) 1040
244040 Savai'i 14810 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (corrected) 1240
244040 Savai'i 14811 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (corrected) 1310
244040 Savai'i 14812 Confirmed Eruption Tafua Savai'i? Radiocarbon (corrected) 1350
244040 Savai'i 14813 Confirmed Eruption Le'ele Radiocarbon (corrected) 1610
244040 Savai'i 14814 Confirmed Eruption 2 Mauga Afi (west-central Toasivi ridge) Historical Observations 1760
244040 Savai'i 14815 Confirmed Eruption 1 Mata Ole Afi (1649 m) Historical Observations 1902/10/30 1902/11/17
244040 Savai'i 14816 Confirmed Eruption 2 Matavanu (north flank 402 m) Historical Observations 1905/8/4 1911
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
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Data from the Earthchem Library
Title Author Release Date DOI Link
Whole-rock major and trace element results for mafic lavas erupted on the Puna plateau, central Andes Murray, Kendra 2013-04-15 10.1594/IEDA/100266 Details
Data from the Earthchem Portal
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Data from the SESAR Database
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Data from the MaGa Database
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