Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Lamington
Mount Lamington, seen here from the north in late 1951, has a 1.3-km-wide summit crater containing a lava dome. Prior to its disastrous eruption in 1951, the forested peak had not been recognized as a volcano. The 1951 eruption produced pyroclastic flows and surges that devastated all sides of the volcano, killing nearly 3,000 people. The eruption concluded with growth of a 560-m-high lava dome in the summit crater. Photo by Tony Taylor, 1951 (courtesy of Wally Johnson, Australia Bureau of Mineral Resources).
Volcano Number:253010
Volcano Name:Lamington
Country:Papua New Guinea
Volcano Type:Stratovolcano
Last Eruption:1956 CE
Elevation:1680m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:252
Pop. within 10km:2018
Pop. within 30km:45841
Pop. within 100km:146630
Latitude:-8.95
Longitude:148.15



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
253010 Lamington 15103 Confirmed Eruption Owalama Ash Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -5980
253010 Lamington 15104 Confirmed Eruption Dea Ash Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -4850
253010 Lamington 15105 Confirmed Eruption 4 Historical Observations 1951/1/17 1956/7/2
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