Coordinates: 4°14′20″S 152°12′36″E / 4.239°S 152.21°E / -4.239; 152.21
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Tavurvur erupting
Highest point
Elevation688 m (2,257 ft)[1]
Coordinates4°14′20″S 152°12′36″E / 4.239°S 152.21°E / -4.239; 152.21
Mountain typeCinder Cone volcano, vent of Rabaul caldera
Last eruptionAugust to September 2014[1]

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 29 August 2014.[2]

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




  1. ^ a b c "Rabaul". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2020-03-25.
  2. ^ "Rabaul (Tavurvur) volcano (New Britain, Papua New Guinea) activity update". volcanodiscovery.com. 2014-09-12. Retrieved 2014-11-11.

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