Nabukelevu Volcano | John Seach


Kadavu Island, Fiji

19.12 S, 177.98 E,
summit elevation 805 m
Lava Domes

The volcano is located on the SW end of Kadavu Island. The summit is Mt. Washington.

Large slope failures at the volcano, caused by earthquakes or volcanic activity, have the potential to create a tsunami which could reach Suva, Fiji's capital 110 km north.

Further reading
Cronin, S.J., Ferland, M.A. and Terry, J.P., 2004. Nabukelevu volcano (Mt. Washington), Kadavu–a source of hitherto unknown volcanic hazard in Fiji. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research131(3-4), pp.371-396.

Nunn, P.D. and Omura, A., 1999. Penultimate Interglacial emerged reef around Kadavu Island, Southwest Pacific: Implications for late Quaternary island‐arc tectonics and sea‐level history. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics42(2), pp.219-227.

Nabukelevu Volcano Eruptions

Eruption in about 1660.
Onshore eruptions 168640 years ago,
Offshore eruptions between 780±50 years ago and 225070 years ago.