Active volcanoes / Aktive vulkaner:

Sirung, Indonesia



Sirung volcao, seen here from the north. A lavadome (right) forms the 862 m high summit
of the volcano at the west side of the caldera.
Photo: © L.D. Reksowirogo, 1972 (VSI)



Sirung volcano is located at the NE end of a 14 km long line of volcanic vents that for a
peninsula at the S end of Pantar Island. This low volcano is trancated by a 2 km wide caldera.
Phreatic eruptions have occured in the 20th century from vents within the caldera. Sirung's
last reported eruption was in 1970. An 1965-eruption procuced an ash column and ashfall.


Steam rises from a fumarole in the creater complex, seen here from the NE.
Photo: © L.D. Reksowirogo, 1972 (VSI)

May 15th, 2004
Hundreds of people on Pantar island have been forced from their homes by a volcanic eruption.
Mount Sirung in East Nusa Tenggara province began spewing smoke and dust about two
days ago. Hundreds of residents within one or two kilometres of the volcano had been moved
further away. No damage has yet been reported, but plantations at the base of the mountain
have dried up because of the eruption.


The summit of 862 m high Gunung Sirung is truncated by a 2 km wide caldera,
whose floor often contains one or more small lakes.
Photo: © L.D. Reksowirogo, 1972 (VSI)

Bilder og tekst denne side: Photo and text this page:
Kimberly, P., Siebert, L., Luhr, J.F., and Simkin, T. (1998). Volcanoes of Indonesia, v. 1.0 (CD-ROM).
Smithsonian Institution, Global Volcanism Program, Digital Information Series, GVP-1.
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