Komba Island, Batu Tara volcano

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Komba Island, Batu Tara volcano

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Batu-Tara

Country: Indonesia

Subregion Name: Lesser Sunda Islands (Indonesia)

Volcano Number: 0604-26=

Volcano Type: Stratovolcano

Volcano Status: Historical

Last Known Eruption: 2010 

Summit Elevation: 748 m 2,454 feet

Latitude: 7.792°S 7°47’30″S

Longitude: 123.579°E 123°34’45″E

The small isolated island of Batu Tara in the Flores Sea about 50 km north of Lembata (fomerly Lomblen) Island contains a scarp on the eastern side similar to the Sciara del Fuoco of Italy’s Stromboli volcano. Vegetation covers the flanks of Batu Tara to within 50 m of the 748-m-high summit. Batu Tara lies north of the main volcanic arc and is noted for its potassic leucite-bearing basanitic and tephritic rocks. The first historical eruption from Batu Tara, during 1847-52, produced explosions and a lava flow.

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