Tikopia Island - John Seach


Temotu Province, Solomon Islands

12.29 S, 168.91 E
summit elevation 380 m
Extinct Volcano

Tikopia is a small isolated island in the far east of the Solomon Islands. The island is an extinct volcano.

The residents of Tikopia are Polynesian and physically similar to people from Samoa.
Lake Te Roto covers an old volcanic crater 80 m deep.

Summary of Geological History:
1) Submarine volcanic activity creating an island. 2) Reef building. 3) Uplift. 4) Paroxysmal eruption. 5) Cliff recession. 6) Reef building.

Tikopia Island Eruptions

Extinct volcano.