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Tavurvur
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[1] and lies on the eastern rim of the larger feature. An eruption of the volcano largely destroyed the nearby town of Rabaul
Rabaul
in 1994. Mount Tavurvur
Tavurvur
is the most active volcano in Rabaul
Rabaul
caldera, and erupted most recently on 12 September 2014.[2] The correct pronunciation of the volcano's name is tah-VOOR-voor, according to the Rabaul
Rabaul
Volcanological Observatory.

Contents

1 History 2 Gallery 3 References 4 External links

History[edit] For its eruptive history, see Rabaul caldera
Rabaul caldera
§ Eruptions. Gallery[edit]

Space Radar Image of Rabaul
Rabaul
Volcano

Tavurvur
Tavurvur
from Low Earth orbit

Tavurvur's 2009 eruption

Ash plume from Tavurvur

References[edit]

^ "Rabaul". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2014-08-30.  ^ " Rabaul
Rabaul
(Tavurvur) volcano (New Britain, Papua New Guinea) activity update". volcanodiscovery.com. 2014-09-12. Retrieved 2014-11-11. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Rabaul
Rabaul
caldera.

Volcano World: Tavurvur, Rabaul
Rabaul
Caldera Volcano Eruption in Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea
on YouTube, the August 29th, 2014 eruption of Tavurvur
Tavurvur
captured

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