Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Balbi
Balbi volcano forms the highest point on Bougainville Island and is part of a large number of coalesced cones and lava domes. Five well-preserved craters occupy a NW-SE-trending ridge N of the summit, which also has a crater. Crater C, containing a small lake, is seen here from the E. A plume from a fumarole field on the W flank of 600-m-wide Crater B is visible to the left. The latest eruption may have been as recent as the mid-19th century. Photo by Wally Johnson, 1987 (Australia Bureau of Mineral Resources).
Volcano Number:255010
Volcano Name:Balbi
Country:Papua New Guinea
Volcano Type:Stratovolcano
Elevation:2715m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Crustal thickness unknown
Pop. within 5km:314
Pop. within 10km:505
Pop. within 30km:11904
Pop. within 100km:127928
Latitude:-5.92
Longitude:154.98



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
255010 Balbi 15113 Uncertain Eruption Crater B ? 1825
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