|Elevation||335 m (1,099 ft)|
|Volcanic arc/belt||Bougainville & Solomon Is.|
|Last eruption||1910 ± 10 years|
Simbo is actually two main islands, one small island called Nusa Simbo separated by a saltwater lagoon from a larger one. Collectively the islands are known to the local people as Mandegugusu, while in the rest of the Solomons the islands are referred to as Simbo. Simbo has an active volcano called Ove as well several saltwater lagoons and a freshwater lake.
On April 2, 2007 Simbo was hit by a massive earthquake and tsunami which is now known as the 2007 Solomon Islands earthquake. A 12 m tsunami destroyed two villages on the northern side of the island and killed 10 people.
In popular culture
Some of the historic cultural practices on Simbo are referenced in The Ghost Road, a novel by Pat Barker about World War I. The author used the research of Arthur Maurice Hocart and the psychoanalyst William Rivers.
- "Simbo". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2010-02-26.
- Hocart, A. M. (1922). "The cult of the dead in Eddystone of the Solomons." The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland 52: 71-112.
- Scheffler, H. W. (1962). "Kindred and kin groups in Simbo Island social structure." Ethnology 1(2): 135-157.
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