Kolombangara Volcano | John Seach


Western Province, Solomon Islands

7.97 S, 157.08 E
Summit elevation 1760 m

Kolombangara is an active volcano, which has erupted within the past 10,000 years. The island has a classic cone shape rising to a summit elevation of 1770 m.

The summit of Kolombangara contains a 4 km wide caldera with four peaks (Veve, Rano, Mbatuvana, and Tapalamenggutu). Inside the crater are moss covered trees. A hot spring is located near Ndughore peak on the southern side of the island.

Further reading
Thompson, R.B. and Hackman, B.D., 1969. Some geological notes on areas visited by the Royal Society Expedition to the British Solomon Islands, 1965. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences255(800), pp.189-202.

Lever, R.J.A.W., 1937. The Geology of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate. Geological Magazine74(6), pp.271-277.

Kolombangara Volcano Eruptions

Possible large explosive eruption (VEI >4) in past 10,000 years.