OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Bamus

Latitude (dd): 
-5.20
Longitude (dd): 
151.20
Elevation (m): 
2248
Country: 
Papua New Guinea
State (Province, etc): 
New Britain
Type: 
Stratovolcano

 

Bamus is a stratovolcano with four Holocene eruptions: 345 BC, 270 BC, 1645 AD, and 1886 AD. All eruptions were explosive and generated pyroclastic flows.

The summit contains a breached crater filled with a lava dome.   A satellitic cone is located on the southern flank, and a prominent 1.5-km-wide crater with two small adjacent cones is situated halfway up the SE flank.   Lava's are andesitic.