Mount Balbi

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Mount Balbi
Mount Balbi is the light-colored area at the center of the image.
Highest point
Elevation2,715 m (8,907 ft)
Prominence2,715 m (8,907 ft)
Coordinates5°55′00″S 154°59′00″E / 5.91667°S 154.98333°E / -5.91667; 154.98333Coordinates: 5°55′00″S 154°59′00″E / 5.91667°S 154.98333°E / -5.91667; 154.98333
Mount Balbi is located in Papua New Guinea
Mount Balbi
Mount Balbi
Papua New Guinea
LocationBougainville, Papua New Guinea
Parent rangeEmperor Range
Age of rockAppr. 10 to 12 000 years ago
Mountain typeStratovolcano
Last eruptionNot in historic time

Mount Balbi is a Holocene stratovolcano located in the northern portion of the island of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. It is the highest point of the island. There are five volcanic craters along a ridge north of the summit, one of which contains a crater lake. There are numerous fumaroles near the craters, though Balbi has not erupted in historic time.

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