Vulcan (volcano)

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This article is about the volcano in Papua New Guinea. For the volcano in Albuquerque, see Vulcan (inactive volcano).
Vulcan (volcano)
Vulcan, as seen from space.
Highest point
Elevation 243 m (797 ft)
Coordinates 4°16′16″S 152°10′12″E / 4.271°S 152.17°E / -4.271; 152.17Coordinates: 4°16′16″S 152°10′12″E / 4.271°S 152.17°E / -4.271; 152.17
Location East New Britain,
Papua New Guinea
Mountain type Pumice cone, vent of Rabaul caldera
Last eruption 1994 to 1995[1]

Vulcan is a pumice cone in Papua New Guinea. It is a sub-vent of the Rabaul caldera and lies on the western rim of the larger feature. Its most recent eruption was in 1994, when in conjunction with another vent, Tavurvur, the eruptions of Vulcan forced the temporary abandonment of the city of Rabaul and the relocation of the local administrative centres of East New Britain Province, to a new capital, Kokopo. Today, the slopes of Vulcan are now forested, as a result of dormancy since 1994.