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Satellite image of Kerinci volcano on 21 Nov 2016
Monday, Nov 21, 2016
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Satellite image of Kerinci volcano on 19 Nov 2016
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Kerinci volcano

Stratovolcano 3800 m / 12,467 ft
Sumatra, Indonesia, -1.7°S / 101.27°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5)
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Last update: 21 Nov 2016
Typical eruption style:

Frequent moderate explosive eruptions.


Kerinci volcano eruptions: 1838, 1842, 1874(?), 1878, 1908-09, 1921, 1923, 1936, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1952, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969-70, 1971(?), 1990, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001-02, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2016 No recent earthquakes
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The 3800-m-high Gunung Kerinci in central Sumatra is oIndonesia's highest volcano and one of the most active in Sumatra.

Background:

Kerinci is capped by an unvegetated young summit cone that was constructed NE of an older crater remnant. The volcano contains a deep 600-m-wide summit crater often partially filled by a small crater lake that lies on the NE crater floor, opposite the SW-rim summit of Kerinci.
The massive 13 x 25 km wide volcano towers 2400-3300 m above surrounding plains and is elongated in a N-S direction. The frequently active Gunung Kerinci has been the source of numerous moderate explosive eruptions since its first recorded eruption in 1838.


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Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institute


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