Literature search for pre-1945 sightings of volcanoes and their activity on Bougainville Island.

R. J. Bultitude

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Abstract

Records of volcanic activity on Bougainville before 1875 are very rare and represent an incomplete history of eruptive activity. A report of possible volcanic activity in northern Bougainville in 1796, and a sighting of Bagana volcano emitting a vapour plume from the summit area in 1842, are the only reports found of pre-1875 activity. Many of the numerous reports of activity between about 1875 and 1910 are conflicting and confusing, mainly because most of the sightings were made from ships, commonly at considerable distances from the volcanoes. -Author

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCooke-Ravian volume of volcanological papers
EditorsR.W. Johnson
PublisherGeological Survey of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, Memoir 10
Pages227-242
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

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