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Peuet Sague volcano

Complex volcano 2801 m / 9,190 ft
Sumatra, Indonesia, 4.91°N / 96.33°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: Small to moderately explosive. Lava dome growth.
Peuet Sague volcano eruptions: 1918-21, 1979, 1986, 1991, 1998, 1999, 2000
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Tue, 18 Sep
Tue, 18 Sep 07:33 UTCM 4.8 / 7 km30 kmSabang (3 MMI)
Peuet Sague is a large volcanic complex that rises to 2801 m in NW Sumatra.

Background:

The volcano, whose name means "square", contains four summit peaks, with the youngest lava dome being located to the north or NW. This extremely isolated volcano lies several days journey on foot from the nearest village and is infrequently visited. The first recorded historical eruption took place from 1918-21, when explosive activity and pyroclastic flows accompanied summit lava-dome growth. The historically active crater is located SE of the Gunung Tutung lava dome and has typically produced small-to-moderate explosive eruptions.

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Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institute


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