Vot Tande Volcano | John Seach


Banks Islands, Vanuatu

Volcanic remnant
Summit elevation 64 m

Vot Tande is an extinct volcano, located 50 km NE of Ureparapara Island. Vot Tande contains the oldest rocks in the Banks Islands.

Vot Tande is also called Vat Ganai. The island is 800 m long and 300 m wide with an area of 0.24 sq km. At the northern end there is a wave cut platform which is exposed at low tide and extends 100 m seawards.

Lava spatter bombs and oxidised casts indicate eruptions occurred above water.

Further reading
Monjaret, M.C., Bellon, H. and Maillet, P., 1991. Magmatism of the troughs behind the New Hebrides island arc (RV Jean Charcot SEAPSO 2 cruise): K-Ar geochronology and petrology. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research46(3-4), pp.265-280.

Vot Tande Volcano Eruptions

3.51 million years ago.