Bosavi Volcano | John Seach


Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

6.598 S, 142.849 E
summit elevation 2507 m
Extinct volcano

Mount Bosavi is an extinct volcano in the Southern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea. Mt Bosavi volcano is partly in in the Sulamesi Wildlife Management Area, which was declared in 2006.

The Bosavi (kalui) people live north of the mountain. The Kauli people have custom stories which remember ashfall from the great eruption of Long Island volcano in 1660, 500 km NE. The Bosavi people reported hearing the explosion of Long Island.

Further reading
Loffler, E., Mackenzie, D.E. and Webb, A.W., 1979. Potassium‐argon ages from some of the Papua New Guinea highlands volcanoes, and their relevance to Pleistocene geomorphic history. Journal of the Geological Society of Australia26(7-8), pp.387-397.

Bosavi Volcano Eruptions

500,000 years ago.