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Komba Island, Batu Tara volcano

Komba Island, Batu Tara volcano


Country: Indonesia
Subregion Name: Lesser Sunda Islands (Indonesia)
Volcano Number: 0604-26=
Volcano Type: Stratovolcano
Volcano Status: Historical
Last Known Eruption: 2010 
Summit Elevation: 748 m 2,454 feet
Latitude: 7.792°S 7°47’30″S
Longitude: 123.579°E 123°34’45″E
The small isolated island of Batu Tara in the Flores Sea about 50 km north of Lembata (fomerly Lomblen) Island contains a scarp on the eastern side similar to the Sciara del Fuoco of Italy’s Stromboli volcano. Vegetation covers the flanks of Batu Tara to within 50 m of the 748-m-high summit. Batu Tara lies north of the main volcanic arc and is noted for its potassic leucite-bearing basanitic and tephritic rocks. The first historical eruption from Batu Tara, during 1847-52, produced explosions and a lava flow.

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