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Serua volcano, Indonesia

Serua volcano, Indonesia, Volcano photo


Serua volcano, Indonesia

The small, 2 x 4 km island of Serua, seen here from the north, is elongated in a NE-SW direction. An unvegetated lava dome forms the summit of the volcano, which rises 3600 m above the Banda Sea floor.

The 641-m-high truncated central cone is surrounded by an old somma wall.

Serua, also known as Legatala, is one of the most active of the Banda Sea volcanoes, with many eruptions recorded since the 17th century.

The small 2 x 4 km island of Serua is the emergent summit of a volcano rising 3600 m above the Banda Sea floor.

A truncated central cone surrounded by an old somma wall is capped by 641-m-high Gunung Wuarlapna lava dome.

The andesitic Serua volcano, also known as Legatala, lies near the center of the Banda arc and is one of the most active of the Banda Sea volcanoes, with many eruptions recorded since the 17th century.

PHOTO SOURCE:Copyrighted photo by Michael Thirnbeck, 2007.



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