Mota Volcano | John Seach


Mota Island, Torba Province, Vanuatu

Summit elevation 411 m
Extinct volcano

Mota Island is hat-shaped, with a steep-sloped east-west elongated spine of older volcanics. It is located 10 km east of Vanua Lava. The island summit is Mt Tawe (411m).

Mota Island was a missionary training centre in the 19th century.

Further reading
Barsdell, M., Smith, I.E.M. and Spörli, K.B., 1982. The origin of reversed geochemical zoning in the northern New Hebrides volcanic arc. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology81(2), pp.148-155.

Mota Volcano Eruptions

Approximately 470,000 years ago