Flores, Sukaria Caldera

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Flores, Sukaria Caldera

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Sukaria

Subregion Name: Lesser Sunda Islands (Indonesia)

Volcano Number: 0604-12=

Volcano Type: Caldera

Volcano Status: Fumarolic

Last Known Eruption: Unknown

Summit Elevation: 1500 m 4,921 feet

Latitude: 8.792°S 8°47’30″S

Longitude: 121.77°E 121°46’0″E

The poorly known Sukaria caldera in central Flores Island, NE of Iya volcano, is 8 km in diameter. A 750-m-high northern caldera wall rises above the village of Sukaria in the center of the caldera. The southern caldera wall is very irregular. A small fumarolic area on the western flank contains several vents that eject geyser-like water columns with a smell of hydrogen sulfide. No historical eruptions are known from the caldera.

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