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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
Elevation 400 m (1,300 ft)
Coordinates 5°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
Location New Britain, Papua New Guinea
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Volcanic arc/belt Bismarck volcanic arc
Last eruption 1895 ± 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. Largest eruption was at 800 AD ±50; VEI 6?; 10 cubic kilometres (2.4 cu mi)? of tephra.[1]


  1. ^ http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/largeeruptions.cfm