Citation

Best, J.G., 1954. Preliminary report Bam Island, Madang sub-district, New Guinea. Record  1954/059. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

Abstract

On the 4th November, 1954, the first report of eruptive activity at Bam Island was received at the Observatory, Rabaul. Mr. M.A. Reynolds was at that time engaged on an investigation at Tuluman Volcano, Manus Sub-district. As he had most of the field equipment with him the writer signalled a request to him to proceed to Bam to investigate this report. On the afternoon of the 5th it was learned that the Lorengau radio was out of operation and that Reynolds had not received the signal. The writer departed Rabaul at 0700 hours 6th November, 1954, and arrived at Wewak at 1200 hours. The m/v. "Ella" was made available and the writer departed Wewak at 0300 hours together with Cadet Patrol Officer R.G. Noble for Bam Island, arriving there at 1300 hours that day. The writer spent a little over a day on the island and returned to Wewak on the 9th November. The recent investigation revealed that the present activity consists of only mild explosions, ejecting well crystallised lava, which though incandescent when ejected was solid. Seismic activity only accompanied the actual exposions and was not premonitory.
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