South Sumatra, Patah Volcano

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South Sumatra, Patah Volcano


Country: Indonesia

Subregion Name: Sumatra (Indonesia)

Volcano Number: 0601-231

Volcano Type: Unknown

Volcano Status: Fumarolic

Last Known Eruption: Unknown

Summit Elevation: 2817 m 9,242 feet

Latitude: 4.27°S 4°16’0″S

Longitude: 103.30°E 103°18’0″E

Patah is a heavily forested, dissected Quaternary volcano SE of Dempo volcano. The age of its latest eruptions is not known, although on May 1, 1989, a possible new crater with active fumaroles was observed by a cargo aircraft pilot in a heavily forested area about 6 km SE of the summit of Gunung Patah, near Bukit Baturigis (about 4 deg 18 min S, 103 deg 19 min E). The exact location of the 150-m-wide crater, date of its formation, and its geologic relationship to nearby Patah volcano are uncertain. Another vent containing a crater lake is located 1 km to the south.

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