Tangkubanparahu is a broad shield-like stratovolcano overlooking the former capital city of
Bandung, that was constructed within the 6 x 8 km Pleistocene Sunda caldera. The volcano's
low profile is the subject of legends referring to the mountain of the "upturned boat".
The age the caldera forming eruption exceeds the >40.000 year range of radiocarbon dating.
The rim of Sunda caldera forms a prominent ridge on the western side; elsewhere the caldera
rim is largely buried by deposits of Tangkubanparahu volcano. The dominantly small phreatic
historical eruptions recorded since the 19th century have originated from several nested
craters within an elliptical 1x1,5 km summit depression.
The position of the volcano is at 6°77 S and 107°60E
Wednesday, April 13th, 2005
A second Indonesian volcano in addition to Talang, sprang to life on Wednesday in the wake
of a series of terrifying quakes that have underlined theprecarious bond between the
archipelago and the violent geological forces raging beneath. However, it has not yet erupted,
It is still at level 3 in a scale of 1-4.
Tangkuban Perahu, a smouldering 2,076-metre (6,933 foot) mountain near the city of
Bandung on Java island, began rumbling overnight, prompting scientists to raise the status
of the volcano to alert and declare it off limits.
A day earlier, more than 20,000 people
fled the slopes of the Talang volcano on
At Java islands Tangkuban Perahu,
a popular tourist spot that has an access road leading
There have been hundreds of volcanic
earthquakes recorded. And therefore this morning,