OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Pago

Latitude (dd): 
-5.58
Longitude (dd): 
150.52
Elevation (m): 
742
Country: 
Papua New Guinea
State (Province, etc): 
New Britain
Type: 
Caldera

 

 

Lolo, Walo, and Hargy
--New Britain--


Space Shuttle photo STS61A-0487-0012 looking northeast along central-east New Britain.


Volcanoes of the eastern arc (New Britain Island) in the south Bismarck Sea.
From Johnson (1976).

 

 

Lolo, New Britain

Location: 5.5S, 150.5E
Elevation: 805 m

 

 

Walo, New Britain

Location: 5.5S, 150.9E
Elevation: 15 m

 

    Walo is a hydrothermal field with hot springs. There has been no Holocene eruptions.

 

Hargy, New Britain

Location: 5.3S, 151.1E
Elevation: 1148 m

 

    Hargy is a stratovolcano that erupted from the Galloseulo vent in 5050BC and in 950 AD. The eruptions were dated by the carbon-14 method.

 


Sources of Information:

Johnson, R.W., 1976, Late Cainozoic volcanism and plate tectonics at the southern margin of the Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea, in Johnson, R.W., ed., 1976, Volcanism in Australia: Amsterdam, Elsevier, p. 101-116.

Simkin, T., and Siebert, L., 1994, Volcanoes of the World: Geoscience Press, Tucson, Arizona, 349 p.