Ureparapara Volcano | John Seach


Ureparapara Island,
Banks Islands Torba Province, Vanuatu

Summit elevation 764 m

Ureparapara is an extinct volcano. The island has an unusual shape with steep headlands at the entrance to a spectacular 3km long harbour, formed by a breached crater.

The volcano was built up through successive pyroclastic eruptions and lava flows.

Two traditional languages are spoken on Ureparapara Island.
Lehalurup (150 speakers), and Lehali (200 speakers).

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.

Ureparapara Volcano Eruptions

Approximately 476,000 years ago