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Feni Islands NASA.jpg
Feni Islands seen from space, with Ambitle (left) and Babase (right).
Highest point
Elevation450 m (1,480 ft)
Prominence450 m (1,480 ft)
Coordinates4°5′S 153°39′E / 4.083°S 153.650°E / -4.083; 153.650
LocationBismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea
Mountain typeStratovolcano
Last eruption350 BCE ± 100 years

Ambitle is a volcanic island which, together with Babase, another volcanic island, is one of the two Feni Islands in the Bismarck Archipelago. The island is located within the Papua New Guinea's New Ireland Province, to the east of the island of New Ireland.

Ambitle is a stratovolcano, reaching 450 metres (1,480 feet) above sea level. It last erupted in about 350 BCE based on radiocarbon dating. Its caldera, 3 kilometres (2 miles) wide, contains thermal areas on its western side. Venting of hydrothermal water also occurs in coral reefs to the west of this island.

Topographic map of Feni Islands. Ambitle is the larger island on the left.

See also[edit]


  • "Ambitle". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution.