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Title: Lopevi  
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Subject: Epi (island), Paama, Malampa Province, Akhamb, Lo (island)
Collection: Active Volcanoes, Malampa Province, Stratovolcanoes, Uninhabited Islands of Vanuatu, Volcanoes of Vanuatu
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Lopévi, neighbouring islands and main centres
Elevation 1,413 m (4,636 ft)
Location Vanuatu
Type Stratovolcano
Last eruption April to May 2007

Lopevi (or Lopévi) is an uninhabited island in Malampa Province, Vanuatu. It lies to the southeast of Ambrym and east of Paama. It consists of the 7-km-wide cone of the active stratovolcano by the same name.[1] It reaches a peak of 1413 m above sea level, the tallest point in central Vanuatu. It has erupted at least 22 times since 1862. The island was formerly inhabited, but in 1960 the population moved to nearby Paama or Epi because of the recurrent danger.

Lopevi is on the Pacific Plate, where it lies above the subducted Australian Plate to the west. Because there are no earthquakes between 50 and 200 km below the Earth's surface, it is thought that the subducted plate has fractured, and does not appear between these depths.

Lopevi was the name of the tribe of males in Survivor: Vanuatu. The female tribe was named for another Vanuatu volcano, Yasur.


  1. ^ Smithsonian Institution's Global Volcanism Program - Lopevi

External links

  • John Seach site, with photographs
  • Settlement history of Lopevi
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