Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Baluan
The circular, 5.5-km-wide island of Baluan (center) in the Admiralty Islands lies SE of Manus Island and across the St. Andrew Strait from Lou and Tuluman Islands (out of view to the north). This Pleistocene stratovolcano has a large summit crater and several flank vents. In contrast to its neighboring islands to the north, Baluan has erupted basaltic rather than rhyolitic rocks. The Pam Islands to the NE are visible at the upper right in this NASA Landsat image (with north to the top). NASA Landsat7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov)
Volcano Number:250020
Volcano Name:Baluan
Country:Papua New Guinea
Volcano Type:Stratovolcano
Elevation:254m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:242
Pop. within 10km:248
Pop. within 30km:982
Pop. within 100km:46898
Latitude:-2.57
Longitude:147.28



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
250020 Baluan 14859 Uncertain Eruption 0 1931
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution No emissions data found for this volcano.


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