Salak volcano

stratovolcano 2211 m / 7,254 ft
West Java, Indonesia, -6.72°S / 106.73°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Last update: 10 Oct 2018 (FALSE ALARM: Indonesian authorities state an eruption has NOT occurred)

Salak volcano is at the NE end of an old eroded volcanic chain. Historic eruptions from Salak volcano were phreatic explosions from craters on its flank in a prominent fumarole area. Salak volcano is an area with intense hydrothermal exploration.

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Typical eruption style: Explosive
Salak volcano eruptions: 1938, 1935, 1919, 1902-03, 1780, 1698-99

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Mon, 7 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
7 Jun 2021 09:02:22 GMT
2.9

17 km
43 km (27 mi)
Banten, 20 km northwest of Pelabuhanratu, West Java, Indonesia
Sat, 5 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
5 Jun 2021 05:47:42 GMT
3.0

10 km
36 km (22 mi)
5.1 km southeast of Sukabumi, West Java, Indonesia

Background

Flank cones occur on the SW flank and at the northern foot of the forested volcano. The summit is truncated by 2 large breached craters, one to the NE and one to the WN. The western crater breach originated from a debris avalanche that left a deposit extensing 10 km to the WNW from the summit.

2007 fatalities (6 students aphyxiated)
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See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
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