Abstract

The monthly vulcanological report for January, 1955, from Kieta contained details of an increase in the size of one of the thermal areas in the vicinity of Lake Loloru. The writer left Rabaul with assistant Leslie Topue on 23rd February for Kieta, and reached Lake Loloru, accompanied by Cadet Patrol Officer B. O'Farrell, on 28th. After spending two days in the area, the party returned to Kieat, due to weather and transport issues, the writer and his assistant were not able to return to Rabaul until 15 March. The first report of volcanic activity in this area was given by Father W.P. Fingleton, and an aerial inspection was conducted in May 1951 by G.A. Taylor who stated in a report, dated 17/5/51, to the Government Secretary: These areas showed no evidence of recent extensions or rises of temperature. There were no indications of recent explosive activity. (reported earlier by Father Fingleton.) Reports of patrols to Lake Loloru, dated 18/5/51 and 27/5/51 by Cadet Patrol Officer B.B. Butcher and Patrol Officer A.K Jackson respectively, had conclusions similar to those in Taylor's report, although Jackson suggested that volcanic activity had increased slightly. The area was visited during June 1951 by J.G. Best, whose report (6/7/51) concluded: In the light of existing conditions it is considered that this volcano is in a dormant state, also that the possibility of an imminent eruption is remote. However, it must be borne in mind that this area is a potential danger point, and if an eruption should occur it is likely to be of the Pelean type."
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