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Sumbawa, Sangeang Api volcano

Sumbawa, Sangeang Api volcano


Country: Indonesia
Subregion Name: Lesser Sunda Islands (Indonesia)
Volcano Number: 0604-05=
Volcano Type: Complex volcano
Volcano Status: Historical
Last Known Eruption: 1999 
Summit Elevation: 1949 m 6,394 feet
Latitude: 8.20°S 8°12’0″S
Longitude: 119.07°E 119°4’0″E
Sangeang Api volcano, one of the most active in the Lesser Sunda Islands, forms a small 13-km-wide island off the NE coast of Sumbawa Island. Two large trachybasaltic-to-tranchyandesitic volcanic cones, 1949-m-high Doro Api and 1795-m-high Doro Mantoi, were constructed in the center and on the eastern rim, respectively, of an older, largely obscured caldera. Flank vents occur on the south side of Doro Mantoi and near the northern coast. Intermittent historical eruptions have been recorded since 1512, most of them during in the 20th century.

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