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Ulawun steam plume.jpg
Dakataua lake on the North tip of the Willaumez Peninsula, left of the Pago volcano. On the right there is a steam plume over the sea from the Ulawun volcano.
Highest point
Elevation400 m (1,300 ft)
Coordinates5°3′20″S 150°6′30″E / 5.05556°S 150.10833°E / -5.05556; 150.10833Coordinates: 5°3′20″S 150°6′30″E / 5.05556°S 150.10833°E / -5.05556; 150.10833
Mountain typeStratovolcano
Volcanic arc/beltBismarck volcanic arc
Last eruption1895 ± 5 years

The Dakataua Caldera is located at the northern tip of the Willaumez Peninsula, New Britain, Papua New Guinea. The peninsula includes the 350 m high andesitic Mount Makalia stratovolcano. [1]

Caldera lake[edit]

Dakataua caldera lake is about 76 m above sea level, has total surface area 48 km2 (19 sq mi), and the maximum depth approximately 120 m. [2]


  1. ^ Dakataua Global Volcanism Program · Department of Mineral Sciences · National Museum of Natural History Smithsonian Institution © 2013
  2. ^ E. BALL, J. GLUCKSMAN A limnological survey of Lake Dakataua, a large calderalake on West New Britain, Papua New Guinea, with comparisons to Lake Wisdom, a younger nearby caldera lake. Freshwater Biology (10)73, 1980