Talakmau volcano

stratovolcano 2919 m
Sumatra, Indonesien, 0.08°N / 99.98°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Talakmau (also known as Talamau) is a massive compound volcano rising above the western coastal plain of Sumatra.

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Typical eruption style: Explosive
Talakmau volcano eruptions: 1937 (smoke emission)

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
12 Jun 4:37 am (GMT +7) (11 Jun 2021 21:37:22 GMT)
4.9

10 km
15 km (9.3 mi)
48 km northwest of Bukittinggi, West Sumatra, Indonesia

Background

The andesitic-dacitic volcano is constructed along a NE-SW line, rising to 2912 m, more than 700 m above its twin volcano Pasaman to the SW, which has its own adventive cone, Bukit Nilam, lying 3.4 km to the SW. Three craters along the same NE-SW trend occur at the summit of Talakmau; the NE-most and highest crater is filled by a lava dome. Reports of historical eruptions, including one with rumblings and "smoke" emission in 1937, are considered doubtful, but eruptive activity has occurred during the Holocene.

Source: Smithsonian GVP


See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
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