Kerinci volcano

Updated: Aug 10, 2022 05:04 GMT - Refresh
Stratovolcano 3800 m / 12,467 ft
Sumatra (Indonesia), -1.7°S / 101.27°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
Last update: 23 Jan 2022 (Volcanic Ash Advisory)

The 3800-m-high Gunung Kerinci in central Sumatra is Indonesia's highest volcano and one of the most active in Sumatra.

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Typical eruption style:

Frequent moderate explosive eruptions.


Kerinci volcano eruptions: 1838, 1842, 1874(?), 1878, 1908-09, 1921, 1923, 1936, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1952, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969-70, 1971(?), 1990, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001-02, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 9, 2022 11:41 am (GMT +7) (Aug 9, 2022 04:41 GMT)
4.7

27 km
98 km (61 mi)
Indian Ocean, 95 km south of Padang, Sumatra Barat, Indonesia
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 3, 2022 1:30 pm (GMT +7) (Aug 3, 2022 06:30 GMT)
3.6

10 km
145 km (90 mi)
Indian Ocean, 109 km southwest of Padang, Sumatra Barat, Indonesia

Background

Kerinci is capped by an unvegetated young summit cone that was constructed NE of an older crater remnant. The volcano contains a deep 600-m-wide summit crater often partially filled by a small crater lake that lies on the NE crater floor, opposite the SW-rim summit of Kerinci.
The massive 13 x 25 km wide volcano towers 2400-3300 m above surrounding plains and is elongated in a N-S direction. The frequently active Gunung Kerinci has been the source of numerous moderate explosive eruptions since its first recorded eruption in 1838.


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Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institute


See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS

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