Gilbanta volcano

Stratovolcano (?), Caldera unknown
Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesien, -8.42°S / 119.32°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Gilbanta (also spelled Gilibanta) is a submarine volcano off the western coast of Komodo Island. There are vague reports suggesting activity in 1957.

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Typical eruption style: unknown
Gilbanta volcano eruptions: unknown, 1957 (?)

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Wed, 23 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
23 Jun 2021 11:41:12 GMT

172 km
28 km (17 mi)
Flores Sea, 53 km northwest of Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Sun, 20 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
20 Jun 2021 14:17:38 GMT

115 km
23 km (14 mi)
Selat Sumba, 66 km west of Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Sat, 19 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
19 Jun 2021 16:28:07 GMT

142 km
35 km (22 mi)
Flores Sea, 38 km northwest of Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia


The small island of Gilibanta was reported by a pilot to be destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 1957, but the report has not been confirmed by scientific sources and is considered doubtful (Hantke, 1962). Ratman and Yasin (1978) map the island as a Quaternary volcano with a caldera open to the north forming Ouingke Bay.

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