stratovolcano 1889 m
Sumatra, Indonesia, -4.43°S / 103.67°ECurrent status
: normal or dormant
(1 out of 5) | ReportsBesar volcano books
Typical eruption style
: ExplosiveBesar volcano eruptions
: 1940 from Gemurah Ilahan
No recent earthquakes
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Gunung Besar is a 1899-m-high volcano in SE Sumatra with a minor sulfur deposit in its crater.
A major solfatara field, Marga Bayur, is located along its north and NW flanks along the Semangko fault system. A minor phreatic eruption occurred in 1940 from Gemurah Ilahan, one of four solfatara fields of the Marga Bayur field.