Aceh, Pulau Weh Volcano

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

Aceh, Pulau Weh Volcano


Country: Indonesia

Subregion Name: Sumatra (Indonesia)

Volcano Number: 060101=A

Volcano Type: Stratovolcano

Volcano Status: Pleistocene-Fumarolic

Last Known Eruption: Pleistocene

Summit Elevation: 617 m 2,024 feet

Latitude: 5.82°N 5°49’0″N

Longitude: 95.28°E 95°17’0″E

Pulau Weh island off the NW tip of Sumatra has been interpreted as the remains of a partially collapsed older center breached to the NW and filled by the sea. Pulau Weh was included in the Catalog of Active Volcanoes of the World (Neumann van Padang 1951) based on its geothermal activity. Volcanism was assumed to be of Pleistocene age (Bennett et al., 1981), but fumaroles and hot springs are found a NW-E-trending line along the summit of the island and near the western shore of Lhok Perialakot bay on the northern side of the island.

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