Flores, Wai Sano volcano

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Flores, Wai Sano volcano



Country: Indonesia

Subregion Name: Lesser Sunda Islands (Indonesia)

Volcano Number: 0604-06=

Volcano Type: Caldera

Volcano Status: Holocene

Last Known Eruption: Unknown

Summit Elevation: 903 m 2,963 feet

Latitude: 8.72°S 8°43’0″S

Longitude: 120.02°E 120°1’0″E

Wai Sano is a low, elliptical caldera, 3.5 x 2.5 km wide, at the western end of Flores Island. Wai Sano contains a large caldera lake whose surface is 260 m below the 903 m high point on the southern caldera rim. The SE caldera wall truncated the slopes of 1632-m-high Gunung Cerak. Two solfataras are located at the SE shore of the lake. No historical eruptions are known from Wai Sano, which was mapped as Holocene in age (Ratman and Yasin, 1978).

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