West Java, Kawah Karaha volcano

Written by on July 30, 2012 in Java Mountains with 0 Comments

West Java, Kawah Karaha volcano



Country: Indonesia

Subregion Name: Java (Indonesia)

Volcano Number: 0603-16=

Volcano Type: Fumarole field

Volcano Status: Fumarolic

Last Known Eruption: Unknown

Summit Elevation: 1155 m 3,789 feet

Latitude: 7.12°S 7°7’0″S

Longitude: 108.08°E 108°5’0″E

Kawah Karaha is a fumarole field in an area of eroded Quaternary volcanoes at the northern end of a chain of volcanoes extending north from Galunggung. The Kawah Karaha fumarole field covers an area of 250 x 80 m and contains a sulfur deposit. The age of the most recent eruption of Kawah Karaha is not known, although the Catalog of Active Volcanoes of the World (Neumann van Padang, 1951) reported an uncertain phreatic eruption in May, 1861.

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