Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Waiowa
Waiowa (also known as Goropu) is an isolated tuff cone that was formed during 1943-44 by explosive eruptions through Paleozoic to pre-Cambrian metamorphic rocks. The active vents, seen here on 14 February 1944, were formed in an area without previous volcanic activity. Intermittent minor explosions began on 18 September 1943. Larger explosions occurred on 27 December 1943, 13 February, and 23 July 1944. After the final eruption on 31 August, the volcano was capped by a 500-m-wide crater that now contains a small lake. Photo courtesy of Jim Luhr (Smithsonian Institution, published in Baker, 1946).
Volcano Number:253040
Volcano Name:Waiowa
Country:Papua New Guinea
Volcano Type:Pyroclastic cone
Last Eruption:1944 CE
Elevation:640m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:61
Pop. within 10km:338
Pop. within 30km:10041
Pop. within 100km:137492
Latitude:-9.57
Longitude:149.075



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
253040 Waiowa 15108 Confirmed Eruption 3 Historical Observations 1943/9/18 1944/8/31
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