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Matavanu: a New Volcano in Savaii (German Samoa)1

Nature volume 85, pages 9293 (17 November 1910) | Download Citation



THOUGH not the seat of government, Savaii is the largest of the Samoan Islands in the Central Pacific Ocean. It has a backbone of volcanic mountains, some of which rise to a height of more than 4000 feet; most of them are extinct or dormant, but there have been several small eruptions within the last 200 years, and one as lately as 1902.

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