Serua Island, Serua volcano

Written by on July 30, 2012 in Maluku Volcano with 0 Comments

Serua Island, Serua volcano


Country: Indonesia

Subregion Name: Banda Sea

Volcano Number: 0605-07=

Volcano Type: Stratovolcano

Volcano Status: Historical

Last Known Eruption: 1921 

Summit Elevation: 641 m 2,103 feet

Latitude: 6.30°S 6°18’0″S

Longitude: 130.00°E 130°0’0″E

The small 2 x 4 km island of Serua is the emergent summit of a volcano rising 3600 m above the Banda Sea floor. A truncated central cone surrounded by an old somma wall is capped by 641-m-high Gunung Wuarlapna lava dome. The andesitic Serua volcano, also known as Legatala, lies near the center of the Banda arc and is one of the most active of the Banda Sea volcanoes, with many eruptions recorded since the 17th century.

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