Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Kavachi
Passengers on small boats observe a submarine eruption from Kavachi volcano in July 1977. The isolated Kavachi, one of the most active submarine volcanoes in the SW Pacific, is located far from major aircraft and shipping lanes. Kavachi, sometimes referred to as Rejo te Kvachi ("Kavachi's oven"), has produced ephemeral islands up to 150-m long at least eight times since its first recorded eruption during 1939. The roughly conical volcano rises from water depths of 1.1-1.2 km on the north and greater depths to the south. Photo by W.G. Muller, 1977 (courtesy of Deni Tuni, Ministry of Lands, Energy and Mineral Resources, Solomon Islands).
Volcano Number:255060
Volcano Name:Kavachi
Country:Solomon Islands
Volcano Type:Submarine
Last Eruption:2007
Elevation:-20m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Crustal thickness unknown
Pop. within 5km:6
Pop. within 10km:6
Pop. within 30km:802
Pop. within 100km:50014
Latitude:-8.991
Longitude:157.979



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
255060 Kavachi 15148 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1939/4/30
255060 Kavachi 15149 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 1942
255060 Kavachi 15150 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1950/12/1
255060 Kavachi 15151 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1951/12/1
255060 Kavachi 15152 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1952/4/16 1953/1/31
255060 Kavachi 15153 Confirmed Eruption 0 Historical Observations 1957/2/8
255060 Kavachi 15154 Confirmed Eruption 0 Historical Observations 1958/11/21 1958/12/2
255060 Kavachi 15155 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1961/3/28
255060 Kavachi 15156 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1962/1/16 1962/2/16
255060 Kavachi 15157 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1963/12/14 1964/1/31
255060 Kavachi 15158 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1965/12/11 1965/12/13
255060 Kavachi 15159 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1966/3/19 1966/3/22
255060 Kavachi 15160 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1969/10/28 1970/2/6
255060 Kavachi 15161 Confirmed Eruption 0 Historical Observations 1972/10/24
255060 Kavachi 15162 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 1974/11/12 1974/12/12
255060 Kavachi 15163 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 1975/8/16
255060 Kavachi 15164 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 1976/8/24 1976/10/13
255060 Kavachi 15165 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 1977/2/22
255060 Kavachi 15166 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 1977/7/17 1977/7/22
255060 Kavachi 15167 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1978/6/21 1978/7/22
255060 Kavachi 15168 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 1980/10/7 1981/2/25
255060 Kavachi 15169 Uncertain Eruption 0 1981/9/15
255060 Kavachi 15170 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1982/4/7 1982/6/2
255060 Kavachi 15171 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 1985/12/9 1986/2/28
255060 Kavachi 15172 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 1986/7/5 1986/7/23
255060 Kavachi 15173 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1991/5/4 1991/9/16
255060 Kavachi 15174 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 1997/1/16 1997/1/17
255060 Kavachi 15175 Uncertain Eruption 0 1998/7/2
255060 Kavachi 15176 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 1999/2/16 1999/5/16
255060 Kavachi 15178 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 1999/11/16 2003/8/16
255060 Kavachi 15179 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 2004/3/15
255060 Kavachi 15180 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 2007/4/2 2007/4/6
255060 Kavachi 20920 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 2014/1/29 2014/1/29
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution No emissions data found for this volcano.


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