Rabaul Volcanological Observatory (RVO)

Kadovar eruption potentially explosive: Observatory

In a report to the Department of Mineral Policy and Geohazards Management (DMPGH) secretary, Harry Kore, RVO said this is due to the chemistry of the most recent (pre-historic) cumulodome (high-silica andesite).

“Also due to the steepness of the island, landslides are possible, and together with the explosive nature of the magma, tsunamis may be generated.

“Due to the size of the island, any activity will impact the local population.”