Magnitude: VEI-6
Time: 1660
Country: PAPUANEWGUINEA

NEWGUINEA-NEOF

This volcano erupted on 1660 in PapuaNewGuinea where it released a signifant amount of explosivity , reaching a Volcanic Explosivity Index of 6 (VEI: 6). The VEI scale was developed by the USGS and is open-ended with the largest volcanoes in history given a magnitude 8. A value of 0 is given for non-explosive eruptions . This particular volcano, named LongIsland is classified as a historical complexvolcano and is perched at an elevation of 1280ft. Volcanic eruptions can be quite destructive, and this event claimed 2000 lives and resulted in the destruction of structures in the area.


Surface Geology

Underlying geological composition for the surrounding area.

Subaerial Neogene Arcs of Western Japan - porphyry copper
Subaerial parts of the Miocene and younger Kurile, Northeast Japan, Izu, Southwest Japan, and Ryukyu volcanic arcs

Related USGS Publications

ofr20141250 - 2015 - Proceedings of the 9th U.S.-Japan natural resources panel for earthquake research
70109244 - 2014 - Tsunami forecast by joint inversion of real-time tsunami waveforms and seismic of GPS data: application to the Tohoku 2011 tsunami



Latest Volcano Events

Recent Volcano activity from around the globe.



Nearby Tsunamis
6.6
mag
SOLOMONSEA
06-11-1960 T15:14:09
7.3
mag
SOLOMONSEA
03-06-1895 T08:35:00
7
mag
SOLOMONISLANDS
01-31-1974 T23:30:5.3
7.3
mag
SOLOMONISLANDS
08-17-1959 T21:04:40
7.1
mag
SOLOMONISLANDS
02-01-1974 T03:12:33.1
7
mag
SOLOMONSEA
10-12-1987 T13:57:4.7
7.7
mag
SOLOMONSEA
01-30-1939 T02:18:30
8
mag
SOLOMONSEA
09-14-1906 T16:04:18
7
mag
SOLOMONSEA
10-11-1913 T04:06:03
7.5
mag
BISMARCKSEA
01-19-1922 T21:58:50




Volcano Measurement
volcano scale

Volcano Stats
deaths 2000
total_deaths 2000
agent T,P,W,I
total_deaths_description 4
year 1660
id 131
total_damage_description 3
damage_description 3
total_houses_destroyed_description 3
location NewGuinea-NEof
time 1660
latitude -5.358
tsu TSU
type Complexvolcano
vei 6
status Historical
elevation 1280
houses_destroyed_description 3
name LongIsland
longitude 147.12
country PapuaNewGuinea
deaths_description 4

Nearby Earthquakes
6.5
mag
PAPUANEWGUINEA:BISMARCKSEA
12-23-1930 T21:35:36
5.5
mag
PAPUANEWGUINEA:ADMIRALTYISLANDS
08-28-1977 T20:10:05
7.0
mag
INDONESIA:PAPUA
07-27-2015 T21:42:11
7.9
mag
INDONESIA:NEWGUINEA:IRIANJAYA
10-26-1926 T03:44:41
7.0
mag
PAPUANEWGUINEA:BISMARCKSEA
08-07-1931 T02:11:44
7.6
mag
PAPUANEWGUINEA:KAIRIRUIS,MUSCHUIS,WEWAK
09-08-2002 T18:44:25
6.7
mag
PAPUANEWGUINEA:AITAPE
01-10-2002 T11:14:56
8.1
mag
INDONESIA:NEWGUINEA:IRIANJAYA:DJAJAPURA,SENTANI
01-10-1971 T07:17:03
7.4
mag
PAPUANEWGUINEA:BISMARCKSEA
12-15-1907
7.7
mag
PAPUANEWGUINEA
07-29-1917 T21:52:06