Mota Lava Volcano | John Seach


Banks Islands, Torba Province, Vanuatu

13.7 deg S, 167.65 deg E
Summit elevation 411 m

Mota Lava Island is the third largest in the Banks Islands, and has an area of 33 sq km. The island is elongated in a NE-SW axis which corresponds to the central spine of deeply eroded volcanics.

Further reading
Sorbadere, F., Schiano, P., Métrich, N. and Bertagnini, A., 2013. Small-scale coexistence of island-arc-and enriched-MORB-type basalts in the central Vanuatu arc. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology166(5), pp.1305-1321

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 Lava Volcano Eruptions

300,000 years ago