Sangeang Api volcano

complex volcano 1949 m / 6,394 ft
Indonesia, -8.2°S / 119.07°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
Last update: 16 Mar 2021 (activity remains unchanged; emissions to 10,000 ft)

Sangeang Api volcano is one of the most active in the Lesser Sunda Islands. It forms a small 13 km wide island off the NE coast of Sumbawa. Sangeang Api Volcano consists of 2 overlapping cones: active Doro Api (1949 m) and the older cone and Doro Mantoi (1795 m).
Sangeang Api's eruptions are often effusive with lava flows accompanying strombolian activity following an initial explosive phase.

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Typical eruption style: Explosive and effusive
Sangeang Api volcano eruptions: 30 May 2014 (subplinian), 1997-99, 1985-88, 1966, 1964-65, 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955, 1954, 1954, 1953, 1927, 1912, 1911, 1860, 1821, 1715, 1512.

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Background

The two large trachybasaltic-to-tranchyandesitic volcanic cones of Doro Api and Doro Mantoi were constructed in the center and on the eastern rim of an older, now almost buried caldera. Flank eruptions have built flank cones on the south side of Doro Mantoi and near the northern coast.

Sangeang Api Photos

Sangeang Api volcano, Indonesia, and the active lava flow (20 June 2014) (Photo: Aris)
Sangeang Api volcano, Indonesia, and the active lava flow (20 June 2014) (Photo: Aris)
Sangeang Api volcano (Indonesia) with its summit and the 2015 lava flow (image taken March 2017) (Photo: ThomasH)
Sangeang Api volcano (Indonesia) with its summit and the 2015 lava flow (image taken March 2017) (Photo: ThomasH)
Sangeang Api volcano, Indonesia, with the fresh pyroclastic deposits from the 30 May 2014 eruption and the active lava flow (20 June 2014) (Photo: Aris)
Sangeang Api volcano, Indonesia, with the fresh pyroclastic deposits from the 30 May 2014 eruption and the active lava flow (20 June 2014) (Photo: Aris)
Sangeang Api volcano (Indonesia) with its summit and the 2015 lava flow seen from the SE shore (image taken March 2017) (Photo: ThomasH)
Sangeang Api volcano (Indonesia) with its summit and the 2015 lava flow seen from the SE shore (image taken March 2017) (Photo: ThomasH)
 



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