Aceh, Geureudong volcano

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

Aceh, Geureudong volcano


Country: Indonesia

Subregion Name: Sumatra (Indonesia)

Volcano Number: 060104=A

Volcano Type: Stratovolcano

Volcano Status: Pleistocene-Fumarolic

Last Known Eruption: Pleistocene

Summit Elevation: 2885 m 9,465 feet

Latitude: 4.813°N 4°48’47″N

Longitude: 96.82°E 96°49’0″E

Geureudong is a massive, 30-km-wide complex that rises above schists and granitic rocks and is one of the largest volcanic complexes in NW Sumatra. The 2885-m-high Bur ni Geureudong is Pleistocene in age, but hot springs are found on its northern and southern flanks. The Pupandji pyroclastic cone was constructed on its SE flank, adjacent to two maars with diameters of 300 and 60 m.

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