Tavurvur is an active stratovolcano near Rabaul, on the island of New
Britain, in Papua New Guinea. It is a sub-vent of the Rabaul
caldera and lies on the eastern rim of the larger feature. An
eruption of the volcano largely destroyed the nearby town of
Tavurvur is the most active volcano in
Rabaul caldera, and
erupted most recently on 12 September 2014.
The correct pronunciation of the volcano's name is tah-VOOR-voor,
according to the
Rabaul Volcanological Observatory.
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For its eruptive history, see
Rabaul caldera § Eruptions.
Space Radar Image of
Tavurvur from Low Earth orbit
Tavurvur's 2009 eruption
Ash plume from Tavurvur
^ "Rabaul". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution.
Rabaul (Tavurvur) volcano (New Britain, Papua New Guinea) activity
update". volcanodiscovery.com. 2014-09-12. Retrieved 2014-11-11.
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