Kadovar (Papua New Guinea)

Status Unknown Eruption 2019 365m
Stratovolcano (Subduction zone / Continental crust (> 25 km))

Kadovar

The 2-km-wide island of Kadovar is the emergent summit of a Bismarck Sea stratovolcano of Holocene age. Kadovar is part of the Schouten Islands, and lies off the coast of New Guinea, about 25 km N of the mouth of the Sepik River. The village of Gewai is perched on the crater rim. A 365-m-high lava dome forming the high point of the andesitic volcano fills an arcuate landslide scarp that is open to the south, and submarine debris-avalanche deposits occur in that direction. Thick lava flows with columnar jointing forms low cliffs along the coast. The youthful island lacks fringing or offshore reefs. No certain historical eruptions are known; the latest activity was a period of heightened thermal phenomena in 1976.

The small circular island at the upper left just above the prominent sediment plume from the Sepik River (lower left) on the mainland of Papua New Guinea is Kadovar volcano. The 2-km-wide island of Kadovar is the emergent summit of a youthful stratovolcano of Holocene age that lacks fringing or offshore reefs. No certain historical eruptions are known; the latest activity was a period of heightened thermal phenomena in 1976. Kadovar is part of the Schouten Islands, along with Blup Blup (upper left) and Bam (upper right) islands.

NASA Space Shuttle image STS106-719-49, 2000 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).

Last updated 2019-11-11 14:00:04

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Latest activity

VA TO FL050 IS DISSIPATED NOW. VA LAST OBS AT 19/0120Z

Darwin VAAC - 2019-08-19 10:03:00 UTC ()

VA TO FL050 IS DISSIPATED NOW. VA LAST OBS AT 19/0120Z

Darwin VAAC - 2019-08-19 09:40:00 UTC ()

DISCRETE EMISSION OBS TO FL050 ON 18/2100Z MOV NW

Darwin VAAC - 2019-08-19 03:32:00 UTC ()

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