Volcanoes of Solomon Islands | John Seach


The Solomon Islands are located at a subduction zone at the junction of the Pacific and Australian tectonic plates. Ancient lava flows from Ontong Java hotspot covered one percent of the earth's surface. The geochemistry of recent volcanism in the New Georgia Group is tholeiitic, which is similar to mid-ocean ridges rather than island arcs.

Further reading
Fisher, N.H., 1957. Catalogue of the Active Volcanoes of the World Including Solfatara Fields: Melanesia by NH Fisher. International Volcanological Association

Western Province

Central Province

Temotu Province

Malaita Province

Guadancanal Province


Other islands in the Solomons

Reef Islands Tikopia Anuta Fatutaka Vanikoro Santa Cruz