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Patah volcano

stratovolcano
Sumatra, Indonesia, -4.27°S / 103.3°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: Explosive
Patah volcano eruptions: unknownNo recent earthquakes
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Patah is a heavily forested, dissected Quaternary volcano SE of Dempo volcano.

Background:

The age of its latest eruptions is not known, although on May 1, 1989, a possible new crater with active fumaroles was observed by a cargo aircraft pilot in a heavily forested area about 6 km SE of the summit of Gunung Patah, near Bukit Baturigis (about 4 deg 18 min S, 103 deg 19 min E). The exact location of the 150-m-wide crater, date of its formation, and its geologic relationship to nearby Patah volcano are uncertain. Another vent containing a crater lake is located 1 km to the south.

Source: Smithsonian GVP


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