West Sumatra, Talakmau volcano

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West Sumatra, Talakmau volcano



Country: Indonesia

Subregion Name: Sumatra (Indonesia)

Volcano Number: 0601-13=

Volcano Type: Complex volcano

Volcano Status: Holocene

Last Known Eruption: Unknown

Summit Elevation: 2919 m 9,577 feet

Latitude: 0.079°N 0°4’45″N

Longitude: 99.98°E 99°59’0″E

Talakmau (also known as Talamau) is a massive compound volcano rising above the western coastal plain of Sumatra. The andesitic-dacitic volcano is constructed along a NE-SW line, rising to 2912 m, more than 700 m above its twin volcano Pasaman to the SW, which has its own adventive cone, Bukit Nilam, lying 3.4 km to the SW. Three craters along the same NE-SW trend occur at the summit of Talakmau; the NE-most and highest crater is filled by a lava dome. Reports of historical eruptions, including one with rumblings and “smoke” emission in 1937, are considered doubtful, but eruptive activity has occurred during the Holocene.

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