Aoba

Volcano number:257030
Region:Melanesia and Australia
Country:Vanuatu
Geodetic measurements?No
Deformation observation?
Measurement method(s):No measurements
Duration of observation:
Inferred cause of deformation:
Characteristics of deformation:

Aoba, also known as Ambae, is a large elongate (16 x 32 km) shield volcano in the New Hebrides archipelago. There are two nested calderas, as well as numerous cones and vents. No geodetic measurements have been made at Aoba, but recent volcanic eruption (1995, 2005, 2011) have occurred.

 

Reference:Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program
http://www.volcano.si.edu/volcano.cfm?vn=257030
Location:167.83, -15.4

The photo shows steam rising from one of the crater lakes inside of a new island (the cinder cone is > 500m wide here) created during the 2005-6 eruption. The photograph looks north. Photo by Job Eassau, 2006 (courtesy of Esline Garaebiti, Dept of Geology, Mines, and Water Resources, Port Vila).