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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.
Definition of a volcano: A volcano is the term for any place on the surface of the earth, where hot molten rock (magma) reaches the surface.
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