Tavurvur erupts in Papua New Guinea
Sunday, October 8, 2006 4:17:27 PM
Tavurvur is a stratovolcano in Papua New Guinea, on the shore of Simpson Harbour, Rabaul, East New Britain Province of PNG. It is a sub-vent of the Rabaul caldera and lies on the eastern rim of the larger feature. It is the most active feature of the Rabaul caldera. In 1994, a large eruption on Mt Tavurvur and the nearby Vulcan peak destroyed much of Rabaul, covering the airport and much of the town with ash, and forcing the construction of a new capital, Kokopo, 20 kilometres away.