West Java, Slamet volcano

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West Java, Slamet volcano

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Slamet

Country: Indonesia

Subregion Name: Java (Indonesia)

Volcano Number: 0603-18=

Volcano Type: Stratovolcano

Volcano Status: Historical

Last Known Eruption: 2009 

Summit Elevation: 3428 m 11,247 feet

Latitude: 7.242°S 7°14’30″S

Longitude: 109.208°E 109°12’30″E

Slamet, Java’s second highest volcano at 3428 m and one of its most active, has a cluster of about three dozen cinder cones on its lower SE-NE flanks and a single cinder cone on the western flank. Slamet is composed of two overlapping edifices, an older basaltic-andesite to andesitic volcano on the west and a younger basaltic to basaltic-andesite one on the east. Gunung Malang II cinder cone on the upper eastern flank on the younger edifice fed a lava flow that extends 6 km to the east. Four craters occur at the summit of Gunung Slamet, with activity migrating to the SW over time. Historical eruptions, recorded since the 18th century, have originated from a 150-m-deep, 450-m-wide, steep-walled crater at the western part of the summit and have consisted of explosive eruptions generally lasting a few days to a few weeks.

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