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Bukit Telor volcano

Pyroclastic cone 38 m / 125 ft
Indonesia, -1.25°S / 103.52°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
Bukit Telor volcano books
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Bukit Telor volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
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Bukit Telor, also known as Bukit Ibul, is a basaltic cone located along the northern coast of Sumatra, more than 200 km behind the axis of Quaternary volcanism. It is only about 38 m high, but the total outcrop of the basalts is as much 4 km2 in area (Barber et al., 2005). The K-Ar age of these basalts is about 1.25 +/- 0.19 million years. As with Sukadana and because of its back-arc location, Bukit Telor basalts are quite texturally and compositionally different from the arc volcanics. Lherzolite mantle xenoliths are common, and the lavas typically range from quartz-tholeiite to mildly alkaline in composition (Barber et al., 2005).
Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

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