Mount Balbi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Mount Balbi
MtBalbiToreNASA.jpg
Mount Balbi is the light-colored area at the center of the image.
Elevation 2,715 m (8,907 ft)
Prominence 2,715 m (8,907 ft)
Listing Ultra
Location
Mount Balbi is located in Papua New Guinea
Mount Balbi
Mount Balbi
Papua New Guinea
Location Bougainville, Papua New Guinea
Range Emperor Range
Coordinates 5°55′00″S 154°59′00″E / 5.91667°S 154.98333°E / -5.91667; 154.98333Coordinates: 5°55′00″S 154°59′00″E / 5.91667°S 154.98333°E / -5.91667; 154.98333
Geology
Type Stratovolcano
Age of rock Appr. 10 to 12 000 years ago
Last eruption Not in historic time

Mount Balbi is a Holocene stratovolcano located in the northern portion of the island of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. It is the highest point of the island. There are five volcanic craters along a ridge north of the summit, one of which contains a crater lake. There are numerous fumaroles near the craters, though Balbi has not erupted in historic time.

See also[edit]

References[edit]