East Java, Raung volcano

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East Java, Raung volcano

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Raung

Country: Indonesia

Subregion Name: Java (Indonesia)

Volcano Number: 0603-34=

Volcano Type: Stratovolcano

Volcano Status: Historical

Last Known Eruption: 2008 

Summit Elevation: 3332 m 10,932 feet

Latitude: 8.125°S 8°7’30″S

Longitude: 114.042°E 114°2’30″E

Raung, one of Java’s most active volcanoes, is a massive stratovolcano in easternmost Java that was constructed SW of the rim of Ijen caldera. The 3332-m-high, unvegetated summit of Gunung Raung is truncated by a dramatic steep-walled, 2-km-wide caldera that has been the site of frequent historical eruptions. A prehistoric collapse of Gunung Gadung on the west flank produced a large debris avalanche that traveled 79 km from the volcano, reaching nearly to the Indian Ocean. Raung contains several centers constructed along a NE-SW line, with Gunung Suket and Gunung Gadung stratovolcanoes being located to the NE and west, respectively.

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