Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Raoul Island
Anvil-shaped Raoul Island is the largest and northernmost of the Kermadec Islands. Two calderas are prominent in this Space Shuttle view with north to the upper right. The 2.5 x 3.5 km Raoul caldera cuts the center of the island, and the eastern wall of the partially submerged Denham Bay caldera rises above the smooth coastline at the left-center. The 6.5 x 4 km wide Denham Bay caldera was formed during a major dacitic explosive eruption about 2200 years ago, which truncated the western side of the island. NASA Space Shuttle image ISS002-E-8883, 2001 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
Volcano Number:242030
Volcano Name:Raoul Island
Country:New Zealand
Volcano Type:Stratovolcano
Last Eruption:2006
Elevation:516m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Oceanic crust (< 15 km)
Pop. within 5km:0
Pop. within 10km:0
Pop. within 30km:0
Pop. within 100km:0
Latitude:-29.27
Longitude:-177.92



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
242030 Raoul Island 14684 Confirmed Eruption 4 SE Raoul caldera Matatirohia tephra Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -2000
242030 Raoul Island 14685 Confirmed Eruption 4 SW part of Raoul caldera Oneraki tephra Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -1200
242030 Raoul Island 14686 Confirmed Eruption 6 Denham caldera Fleetwood tephra Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -250
242030 Raoul Island 14687 Confirmed Eruption 3 ? Denham caldera? Bell tephra Tephrochronology -50
242030 Raoul Island 14688 Confirmed Eruption 4 N flank Moumoukai volcano Judith tephra Tephrochronology 100
242030 Raoul Island 14689 Confirmed Eruption 4 S part Raoul Caldera Raynor tephra Tephrochronology 400
242030 Raoul Island 14690 Confirmed Eruption 4 Green Lake Pumice Crater Radiocarbon (uncorrected) 550
242030 Raoul Island 14691 Confirmed Eruption 3 Pukekohu Crater Tephrochronology 700
242030 Raoul Island 14692 Confirmed Eruption 4 Expedition Crater Tephrochronology 850
242030 Raoul Island 14693 Confirmed Eruption NE of Raoul Island (Meyer Islands) Tephrochronology 1450
242030 Raoul Island 14694 Confirmed Eruption 4 Rangitahua Crater Radiocarbon (uncorrected) 1630
242030 Raoul Island 14695 Confirmed Eruption 4 Denham Bay?, Tui Lake Crater Radiocarbon (uncorrected) 1720
242030 Raoul Island 14696 Confirmed Eruption 3 Denham caldera and Smith Crater Historical Observations 1814/3/9
242030 Raoul Island 14697 Confirmed Eruption 3 Denham caldera, Green Lake Historical Observations 1870/6/20 1870/10/3
242030 Raoul Island 14699 Confirmed Eruption 0 NNE flank (7.5 km from Raoul Island) Historical Observations 1886
242030 Raoul Island 14700 Confirmed Eruption 2 West side of Green Lake, Denham caldera Historical Observations 1964/11/19 1965/4/25
242030 Raoul Island 14701 Uncertain Eruption 0 NNE flank (7 km from Raoul Island) 1987/3/25 1987/3/25
242030 Raoul Island 14702 Confirmed Eruption 1 ? Green Lake crater Historical Observations 2006/3/17 2006/3/17
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution No emissions data found for this volcano.


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