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Tutuila Island
green NORMAL, 2024-02-06 02:15:04 UTC

Tutuila is a shield volcano in the United States Territory of American Samoa. Volcanic activity in American Samoa is within the area of responsibility of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, based in Hilo on the Island of Hawai‘i.

Facts Block

Location: American Samoa

Latitude: 14.29° S

Longitude: 170.70° W

Elevation: 653 (m) 2,142 (f)

Volcano type: Shield

Composition: Basalt

Most recent eruption: unknown

Nearby towns: Pago Pago, Fagatago

Threat Potential: Low*

*based on the National Volcano Early Warning System

Island as viewed from satellite, with visible clouds, an airport and other land features, and shallow ocean waters.
IKONOS satellite image of Tutuila

The capital of American Samoa, Pago Pago, is on Tutuila Island. There is currently no activity on Tutuila Island. 



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