Tavurvur

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Tavurvur
Tavurvur volcano 2.jpg
Tavurvur erupting
Highest point
Elevation 224 m (735 ft)
Coordinates 4°14′20″S 152°12′36″E / 4.239°S 152.21°E / -4.239; 152.21Coordinates: 4°14′20″S 152°12′36″E / 4.239°S 152.21°E / -4.239; 152.21
Geography
Geology
Mountain type Cinder Cone volcano, vent of Rabaul caldera
Last eruption August to September 2014

Tavurvur is an active stratovolcano near Rabaul, on the island of New Britain, in Papua New Guinea. It is a sub-vent of the Rabaul caldera[1] and lies on the eastern rim of the larger feature. An eruption of the volcano largely destroyed the nearby town of Rabaul in 1994.

Mount Tavurvur is the most active volcano in Rabaul caldera, and erupted most recently on 12 September 2014.[2]

The correct pronunciation of the volcano's name is tah-VOOR-voor, according to the Rabaul Volcanological Observatory.

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  1. ^ "Rabaul". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2014-08-30. 
  2. ^ "Rabaul (Tavurvur) volcano (New Britain, Papua New Guinea) activity update". volcanodiscovery.com. 2014-09-12. Retrieved 2014-11-11. 

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