Buru Volcano - John Seach


West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea

5.63 S, 150.53 E
summit elevation 311 m
Pyroclastic cone

Buru volcano is a partly preserved cone which rises 250 m above the surrounding swamps. The volcano is located south west of Pago and south east of Oto. The cone is formed of dacite pumice and pitchstone.

The volcano is named after the Buru river on the south side of the volcano. North west of the volcano is a swampy depression called Buru caldera.

Buru Volcano Eruptions

The volcano has erupted in the past 2500 years.