Last update: 19 Aug 2012 (false eruption report on 18 Aug) Typical eruption style: Small - moderate explosive eruptions. Dempo volcano eruptions: 1817, 1839(?), 1853, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1881, 1884, 1895, 1900, 1900, 1905, 1908, 1921, 1923, 1926, 1934, 1936, 1939, 1939-40, 1964, 1973, 1994
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Dempo is a prominent 3173-m-high stratovolcano that rises above the Pasumah Plain of SE Sumatra.
Remnants of 7 craters are found at or near the summit, with volcanism migrating to the WNW with time. The historically active summit crater of Gunung Dempo contains a 400-m-wide lake, located at the NW end of the crater complex. Historical eruptions have been restricted to small-to-moderate explosive activity that produced ashfall near the volcano.
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