Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on VolcanoAdventures.com!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - app for iPhone & iPad

Guaranteed tours:
17-30 nov 2019: Desert, salt and volcanoes - Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
9-17 may 2020: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
11-29 ago 2020: Kamchatka - Land of Colors - Kamchatka (Russia)
11-29 ago 2020: Kamchatka - Land of Colors - Kamchatka (Russia)
: espacios disponibles / : garantizada / : pocos espacios a la izquierda / : una reserva con antelación
Fotos al azar

Latest news:

Saturday, Feb 06, 2016
Agitación volcánica ha disminuido en el volcán, hacer más pequeña la probabilidad de una erupción inminente. Nivel de alerta del volcán se redujo de 3 a 2 (en una escala de 1-4). ... [Leer más]
Monday, Jan 18, 2016
Un aviso de erupción permanece en su lugar. Olores de azufre mayor se han observado del volcán que se ha elevado a segundo más alto de alerta en 13 Jan. ... [Leer más]


 
Egon volcano
Stratovolcano 1703 m / 5,587 ft
Flores, Indonesia, -8.67°S / 122.45°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
Egon volcano books
Erupciones del volcán Egon:
2005, 2004 (Mar-Sep), 2004 (Jan-Feb), 1888(?)-1892(?)
Typical eruption style:
Explosive. Strong fumarolic activity.
Últimos terremotos cercanos
Latest satellite images

Sentinel hub | Landsat 8

Background

1703-m-high Gunung Egon volcano is one of the active volcanoes of Flores. After about a century of being dormant, the volcano came suddenly back to  live in 2004, triggering the evacuation of about 7000 people.


The barren, sparsely vegetated summit region has a 350-m-wide, 200-m-deep crater that sometimes contains a lake.  Other small crater lakes occur on the flanks of the cone. A lava dome forms the southern summit. Solfataric activity occurs on the crater wall and rim and on the upper southern flank.   Reports of historical eruptive activity prior to explosive eruptions in 2004 are inconclusive.  A column of "smoke" (ash?)was often observed above the summit during 1888-1891 and in 1892.  Strong "smoke" emission in 1907 reported in 1917 was considered by the Catalog of Active Volcanoes of the World (Neumann van Padang, 1951) to be an historical eruption, but it is likely that it had been confused with an eruption on the same date and time from Lewotobi Lakilaki volcano.


---


Adapted from GVP, Smithsonian Institution


 

Más en VolcanoDiscovery:

Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery y otras fuentes como se ha señalado.
Uso de material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.
Home | Travel | Destinations | Volcanoes | Photos | Earthquakes | About | Glossary | News | Contact | Privacy | Imprint || English | Deutsch
Siga con nosotros: