West Java, Cereme volcano

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West Java, Cereme volcano

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Cereme

Country: Indonesia

Subregion Name: Java (Indonesia)

Volcano Number: 0603-17=

Volcano Type: Stratovolcano

Volcano Status: Historical

Last Known Eruption: 1951 

Summit Elevation: 3078 m 10,098 feet

Latitude: 6.892°S 6°53’30″S

Longitude: 108.40°E 108°24’0″E

The symmetrical stratovolcano Cereme, also known as Ciremai, is located closer to the northern coast than other central Java volcanoes. A steep-sided double crater elongated in an E-W direction caps 3078-m-high Gunung Cereme, which was constructed on the northern rim of the 4.5 x 5 km Geger Halang caldera. A large landslide deposit to the north may be associated with the origin of the caldera, although collapse may rather be due to a voluminous explosive eruption (Newhall and Dzurisin, 1988). Eruptions, relatively infrequent in historical time, have included explosive activity and lahars, primarily from the summit crater.

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