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Details for: Karkar
An ash plume rises above the summit of Karkar volcano in 1979. There are two nested summit calderas at the summit of the forested volcano resulting in a broad, low profile. The 5.5-km-wide outer caldera was formed during one or more eruptions, the last of which occurred 9,000 years ago. The 3.2-km-wide inner caldera was formed sometime between 1,500 and 800 years ago. Most historical eruptions, like this one in 1979, have originated from Bagiai cone within the 300-m-deep inner caldera. Photo by Wally Johnson, 1979 (Australia Bureau of Mineral Resources).
Volcano Number:251030
Volcano Name:Karkar
Country:Papua New Guinea
Volcano Type:Stratovolcano
Last Eruption:2014 CE
Elevation:1839m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:5
Pop. within 10km:4159
Pop. within 30km:20127
Pop. within 100km:189841
Latitude:-4.649
Longitude:145.964



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