Blup Blup, Kadovar, and Boisa


Blup Blup, Papua New Guinea

Location: 3.5S, 144.6E
Elevation: 402 m


Kadovar, Papua New Guinea

Location: 3.6S, 144.6E
Elevation: 365 m


Boisa, Papua New Guinea

Location: 4.0S, 144.9E
Elevation: 240 m

Blup Blup is a Holocene stratovolcano with no historic eruptions. Kadovar is also a Holocene stratovolcano with a suspected (but not confirmed) eruption in 1700. Boisa is a stratovolcano. No rocks from Boisa have been dated.

Space Shuttle photo STS027-0032-0071 looking southwest along the coast of Papua New Guinea and across the offshore volcanic islands. Photo taken December 2, 1988.

Volcanoes of the western arc in the south Bismarck Sea. The arc is made of submarine volcanoes and volcanic islands. Simplified from Johnson (1976).


Sources of Information:

Ball, E.E., and Johnson, R.W., 1976, Volcanic history of Long Island, Papua New Guinea, in Johnson, R.W., ed., 1976, Volcanism in Australia: Amsterdam, Elsevier, p. 133-147.

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



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