BeschreibungThe broad 1.1-km-wide, flat-floored Alun-Alun crater truncates the summit of Papandayan, and Gunung Puntang to the north gives the volcano a twin-peaked appearance. Several episodes of collapse have given the volcano an irregular profile and produced debris avalanches that have impacted lowland areas beyond the volcano. A sulfur-encrusted fumarole field occupies historically active Kawah Mas ("Golden Crater").
After its first historical eruption in 1772, in which collapse of the NE flank produced a catastrophic debris avalanche that destroyed 40 villages and killed nearly 3000 persons, only small phreatic eruptions had occurred prior to an explosive eruption that began in November 2002.
Papandayan Vulkanreisen:Von Krakatau bis Bali (16-tägige Fotoreise zu den Vulkanen Javas)Vulkane auf Java (17-tägige Vulkantrekkingtour auf Java)
Siehe auch: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8