Loloru

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

Loloru is a pyroclastic shield volcano located in the southern region of Bougainville Island, within the Autonomous Region of Bougainville of northeastern Papua New Guinea.

The volcano's 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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