OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

East Epi

Latitude (dd): 
-16.70
Longitude (dd): 
168.40
Elevation (m): 
-34
Country: 
Vanuatu
State (Province, etc): 
Shefa
Type: 
Caldera

 

East Epi is a submarine caldera. Between 1920 and 1988, five historical eruptions have been confirmed and six more are suspected. Most of these eruptions are non-explosive (VEI=0) and lasted a few days to a few months. The 1953 eruption was explosive (VEI=3) and constructed a new island.

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