Ta'u Volcano | John Seach

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Ta'u Island, Samoa

14.23 S, 169.454 W
summit elevation 930 m
Shield volcano

Ta'u is a small island (15 sq miles) 125 km east of Pago Pago, Samoa. Ta'u is the result of hotspot volcanism. The interior of the island is steep and forested. Even though the island is small, it has high relief of about 1000 m.

Eruptions in the past 10,000 years have produced cinder cones on the summit and flanks of the volcano. The NW and NE side of the island contain two smaller shields.

Ta'u Volcano Eruptions

Eruptions in the past 10,000 years.