stratovolcano 1776 m / 5,833 ft
West Java, Indonesia, -6.27°S / 106.05°ECurrent status
: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | ReportsKarang volcano books
Gunung Karang volcano lies in westernmost Java near Pulosari volcano SE of the geologically young 15-km-wide Danau caldera. The eroded and forested stratovolcano of andesitic and basaltic composition is the highest of a group of stratovolcanoes in the Danau caldera area.
Karang probably has had activity less than 10,000 years ago. It contains 2 craters on its eastern flank, Kawah Welirang and Kawah Haji, where active fumaroles are found.
Karangetang side lit by the setting moon (Photo: Thomas Spinner)
Glow at the summit of Karangetang volcano, Api Siau island, Indonesia (Sep 2013) (Photo: Markus Heuer)
Karangetang (Photo: Thomas Spinner)
Lava flow from Karangetang volcano in late Sep 2015 (Photo: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
Glowing avalanche at Karangetang volcano, Siau Island, Indonesia, in Feb 2015 (Photo: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
Eruption at Karangetang volcano, Siau Island, Indonesia, in Feb 2015 (Photo: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)