Loloru

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Loloru
Elevation 1,887 m (6,191 ft)
Location
Location Bougainville, Papua New Guinea
Coordinates 6°31′S 155°37′E / 6.517°S 155.617°E / -6.517; 155.617
Geology
Type Pyroclastic shield
Last eruption 1050 BCE (?)

Loloru is a pyroclastic shield volcano located in the southern part of the island of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. The summit consists of two nested calderas, with an andesitic lava dome.

Lake Loloru[edit]

Traditionally sacred Lake Loloru, a crater lake.
Boys from Buin and Siwai visiting Lake Loloru (1978).

Lake Loloru, a crescent-shaped crater lake, is within the volcano. It is a sacred place of South Bougainvillians, who traditionally believe the souls of their dead go here upon death.

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