Vulcan is a pumice cone volcano located at the edge of Simpson Harbor and Karavia Bay. To the north is Malaguna and Rabaul. The local name for this volcano is "Rabalanakaia". Also known as "Vulcan Crater" or "Vulcan Volcano".
Originally, known as Vulcan Island surrounded by Karavia Bay until an eruption connected it to the mainland. During 1937, Vulcan and Tavurvur erupted covering the Rabaul area with ash.
During the night of January
22, 1942 a Japanese landing force made an amphibious landing from Karavia Bay near Vulcan.
During 1994, Tavurvur and Vulcan both erupted covering the Rabaul area with ash. Today, the slopes of Vulcan are covered in vegitation.
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January 11, 2018