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Volcanoes in the Banda Sea

Banda Api | Emperor of China | Gunung Api Wetar | Manuk | Nieuwerkerk | Nila | Serua | Teon | Wurlali
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Banda Api

(caldera 640 m / 2,100 ft)
Eruption of Banda Api in 1988 - a large fissure has cut the island in half, producing dense ash emissions and lava flows on both sides that destroyed the village of Batu Angus on the north flank (image: Tom Casadevall / USGS)
Eruption of Banda Api in 1988 - a large fissure has cut the island in half, producing dense ash emissions and lava flows on both sides that destroyed the village of Batu Angus on the north flank (image: Tom Casadevall / USGS)
Banda Api volcano forms a small isolated 3-km-wide island in the Banda Sea, Indonesia, 130 km south of Makulu Island. The volcano rises 4000 m from the sea floor and is the most recent and very active cone of a 7 km wide volcanic caldera mostly under water.
It is one of th... [mehr]

Emperor of China

(submarine volcano (?) -2850 m / -9,350 ft)
The "Emperor of China" is an questionable submarine volcano in the western part of the Banda Sea and rises 1500 m above the sea floor. The mountain has a flat shield shape and there are unconfirmed reports about possible eruptions in 1927 and before 1927. (Source: GVP) [mehr]

Gunung Api Wetar

(Schichtvulkan 282 m / 925 ft)
Gunung Api Wetar (Gunung Api = Fire Mountain) volcano forms a small round island in an isolated location in the Banda Sea, Indonesia. The volcano is a massive stratovolcano, rising 5 km from the sea floor; the island is just the uppermost 282 m above water. It is built from lava ... [mehr]

Manuk

(Schichtvulkan 282 m / 925 ft)
Manuk is a small steep-sided island in the Banda volcanic arc. It the easternmost volcano of Indonesia, and located only 750 km north of Darwin, Australia.
Manuk volcano rises 3000 m from the sea floor and forms a small truncated cone above water. It has summit crater with ... [mehr]

Nieuwerkerk

(submarine volcano (?) -2258 m / -7,497 ft)
Nieuwerkerk has been described as a submarine volcano with two summits 7 km apart along a NNW-SSE-trending ridge in the western part of the Banda Sea, but there is no certainty whether a submarine volcano actually exists in this location... Eruptions might have occurred sometime ... [mehr]

Nila

(Schichtvulkan 781 m / 2,562 ft)
Nila stratovolcano forms a small 5x6 km island in the Banda Sea, Indonesia. It has a low caldera breached at sea level on the south and east. In its center, Laworkawra, a 781 m high vegeted cone, forms the most recent volcanic edifice. Fumaroles are located on the SE flank of the... [mehr]

Serua

(Schichtvulkan 641 m / 2,103 ft)
Serua volcano (also known as Legatala) is one of the most active volcanoes of the Banda Sea. It forms a small 2x4 km wide island in the eastern Banda Sea, Indonesia. Andesitic Serua volcano is the tip of a stratovolcano rising 3600 m from the sea floor. It has a truncated cone fo... [mehr]

Teon

(Schichtvulkan 655 m / 2,149 ft)
Andesitic Teon volcano (also known as Serawerna, the name of its active crater) forms an elongated island in NNE direction and is built up from lava flows and cinder cones. A major eruption in 1660 produced pyroclastic flows and surges which caused fatalities and damage. [mehr]

Wurlali

(Schichtvulkan 868 m / 2,848 ft)
Wurlali volcano (also called Damar, Daam, Dammer) on Damar Island, Indonesia, 375 km NE of Dili, East Timor, is an andestici stratovolcano and the SW-most historically active volcano in the Banda arc. It has a 5 km diameter caldera and 2 craters at the active northern end of the ... [mehr]
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