Banten, Karang Volcano

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Banten, Karang Volcano


Country: Indonesia

Subregion Name: Java (Indonesia)

Volcano Number: 0603-02=

Volcano Type: Stratovolcano

Volcano Status: Holocene?

Last Known Eruption: Unknown

Summit Elevation: 1778 m 5,833 feet

Latitude: 6.27°S 6°16’0″S

Longitude: 106.042°E 106°2’30″E

Gunung Karang volcano in westernmost Java was constructed SE of the 15-km-wide Pleistocene Danau caldera. Two craters, Kawah Welirang and Kawah Haji, display fumarolic activity and are found on the eastern flanks of 1778-m-high Karang volcano, which may be of Holocene age (Bronto 1995, pers. comm.). The forested andesitic and basaltic volcano is the highest of a group of stratovolcanoes in the Danau caldera area and lies across a low saddle from Pulosari volcano.

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