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Billy Mitchell Volcano, Papua New Guinea
Billy Mitchell is a small pyroclastic shield truncated by a small 2-km-wide caldera containing a beautiful caldera lake.
It is seen here from the north, with the eroded forested Reini volcano on the center horizon and neighboring Bagana volcano at the upper right.
Billy Mitchell has been the source of some of the largest Holocene eruptions of Papua New Guinea.
Two major explosive eruptions, one about 900 years ago and the other about 370 years ago, produced pyroclastic-fall deposits that cover most of the northern half of Bougainville Island.
PHOTO SOURCE: Wally Johnson, 1989 (Australia Bureau of Mineral Resources), courtesy of the Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, used with permission.
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