West Java, Gunung Tangkuban Perahu Nature Reserve

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West Java, Gunung Tangkuban Perahu (Bandung) Nature Reserve

 

 

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 Longitude (DD) 103.03317593
Latitude (DD) -1.46293741
Designation Nature Reserve
Status Designated
Current Status Not Known
IUCN Category Not Known
Documented Total Area (ha) 1.290
GIS Total Area (ha) 16.119

Country:Indonesia

Subregion Name:Java (Indonesia)

Volcano Number:0603-09=Volcano

Type:StratovolcanoVolcano

Status:HistoricalLast Known Eruption:1983

Summit Elevation:2084 m6,837 feet

Latitude:6.77°S6°46’0″SLongitude:107.60°E107°36’0″E

Tangkubanparahu (also known as Tangkuban Perahu) is a broad shield-like stratovolcano overlooking Indonesia’s former capital city of Bandung. The volcano was constructed within the 6 x 8 km Pleistocene Sunda caldera, which formed about 190,000 years ago. The volcano’s low profile is the subject of legends referring to the mountain of the “upturned boat.” The rim of Sunda caldera forms a prominent ridge on the western side; elsewhere the caldera rim is largely buried by deposits of Tangkubanparahu volcano. The dominantly small phreatic historical eruptions recorded since the 19th century have originated from several nested craters within an elliptical 1 x 1.5 km summit depression.

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