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Mount Slamet

Mount Slamet
Mount Slamet seen from Banyumas Regency
Elevation 3,428 m (11,247 ft)[1]
Prominence 3,284 m (10,774 ft)[2]
Ranked 65th
Listing Ultra
Ribu
Location
Mount Slamet is located in Java
Mount Slamet
Mount Slamet
Location on Java, Indonesia
Location Java, Indonesia
Coordinates [2]
Geology
Type Stratovolcano
Last eruption March to September 2014 (ongoing?)

Mount Slamet or Gunung Slamet is an active stratovolcano in the Purbalingga Regency of Central Java, Indonesia. It has a cluster of around three dozen cinder cones on the lower southeast-northeast flanks and a single cinder cone on the western flank. The volcano is composed of two overlapping edifices. Four craters are found at the summit. Historical eruptions have been recorded since the eighteenth century.[1]

Gunung Slamat was closed to climbers for much of 2010 and 2011 but was re-opened in late 2011. A large number of climbers were expected to visit to peak on New Year's Eve 2012 to celebrate the new year.[3]

The volcano erupted in 2009 and again in September 2014.[4]

Eruptions

September 2014

Mount Slamet erupted again Wednesday (18th) after four days of remaining quiet. The volcano, dormant since 2009, began erupting again in late August prompting authorities to raise alert levels in the area.[4] While the eruption was not considered to be a large one, a nearby forest was razed and authorities have blocked off a 2.5 mile radius in case of increased activity. Residents have otherwise remained calm in the region.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Slamet". Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian Institution. http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0603-18%3D. Retrieved 2006-12-22.
  2. ^ a b "Indonesian high-prominence peaks". Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2014-09-27. 
  3. ^ Agus Maryono; Syofiardi Bachyul Jb (December 31, 2011). "Mt. Slamet popular for celebrations".  
  4. ^ a b "See Indonesia’s Mount Slamet Spew Lava and Ash]". Time. September 18, 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-27. 
  5. ^ "Mt. Slamet erupts again, residents urged to remain calm, vigilant".  

Further reading

  • (Indonesian) Soegiyanto.Anugerah Gunung Slamet Jakarta : Balai Pustaka, 1995. Cet. 4. ISBN 979-407-293-1
  • "Gunung Slamet, Indonesia" on Peakbagger.com
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