Mata o le Afi

Mata o le Afi is a volcano on the island of Savai'i in the South Pacific nation of Samoa.[1]

Mata o le Afi translates from the Samoan language as Eye of the Fire or Source of the Fire.

The most recent eruption of Mata o le Afi occurred from 30 October 1902 to 17 November 1902.

Other volcanoes on Savai'i include Mt Matavanu and Mauga Afi.

In Samoan mythology the god of earthquakes is Mafui'e. Another mythical figure Ti'iti'i tricked the earthquake god so that Samoans could have fire to cook their food.


  1. ^ [1], Vegetation of the Montane Region of Savai'i, Western Samoa1 by Arthur Whistler, p.1 - Pacific Science (1978), vol. 32, no. 1

External linksEdit

  • "Savai'i". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution.

Coordinates: 13°36′31″S 172°30′27″W / 13.6087°S 172.5076°W / -13.6087; -172.5076