Taveuni Volcano | John Seach


(Mt Uluigalau) 
Taveuni Island, Fiji

16.82  S, 179.97  W
summit elevation 1241 m
Shield volcano

Taveuni is dotted with more than 150 volcanic craters.
There has been a minimum of 20 eruptions during the past 2200 years.
Each time an eruption occurs, it breaks out in a new place along a line of volcanic activity, then seals over again.

Eruption types at Taveuni volcano
Three types of eruption have been identified at Taveuni. Hawaiian, Strombolian, and hydrovolcanic.

1560 ±100 Eruptions
Eruptions of occurred near South Cape at Taveuni and produced lava flows.

Eruptions 290 BC-100 AD
The eruptions destroyed a village in southern Taveuni which was abandoned for 1000 years.

Further reading
Cronin, S.J. and Neall, V.E., 2001. Holocene volcanic geology, volcanic hazard, and risk on Taveuni, Fiji. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics44(3), pp.417-437.

Naidu, R., Kirkman, J.H. and Morrison, R.J., 1987. Mineralogy of soils from basaltic ash, Taveuni, Fiji. Geoderma39(3), pp.181-192.

Taveuni Volcano Eruptions

1560 ±100, 290 BC-100 AD