Aceh, Peuet Sague Volcano

Written by on July 29, 2012 in Sumatra Mountains with 0 Comments

Aceh, Peuet Sague Volcano



Country: Indonesia

Subregion Name: Sumatra (Indonesia)

Volcano Number: 0601-03=

Volcano Type: Complex volcano

Volcano Status: Historical

Last Known Eruption: 2000 

Summit Elevation: 2801 m 9,190 feet

Latitude: 4.914°N 4°54’52″N

Longitude: 96.329°E 96°19’45″E

Peuet Sague is a large volcanic complex that rises to 2801 m in NW Sumatra. The volcano, whose name means “square,” contains four summit peaks, with the youngest lava dome being located to the north or NW. This extremely isolated volcano lies several days journey on foot from the nearest village and is infrequently visited. The first recorded historical eruption took place from 1918-21, when explosive activity and pyroclastic flows accompanied summit lava-dome growth. The historically active crater is located SE of the Gunung Tutung lava dome and has typically produced small-to-moderate explosive eruptions.

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