Peuet Sague

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  • Indonesia
  • Sumatra
  • Complex
  • 2000 CE
  • Country
  • Subregion Name
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 4.914°N
  • 96.329°E

  • 2801 m
    9187 ft

  • 261030
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  • Summit
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10 January-16 January 2001

The VSI reported two explosions at Peuet Sague on 25 December, and another the next day. The explosions deposited ash over a wide area including villages 20 km from the summit. As of about 8 January lava flows were visible at the volcano from Trans village, 7 km away. The volcano is at Alert Level 2 (on a scale of 1-4).

Source: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi (PVMBG) also known CVGHM



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2001: January


10 January-16 January 2001

The VSI reported two explosions at Peuet Sague on 25 December, and another the next day. The explosions deposited ash over a wide area including villages 20 km from the summit. As of about 8 January lava flows were visible at the volcano from Trans village, 7 km away. The volcano is at Alert Level 2 (on a scale of 1-4).

Source: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi (PVMBG) also known CVGHM


Summary of eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
2000 Dec 25 2000 Dec 26 (in or after) Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1999 Mar 9 (?) 1999 Apr 30 ± 3 days Confirmed 1 Historical Observations
1998 Apr 19 1998 Apr 26 (?) Confirmed 1 Historical Observations
1991 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1986 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1979 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1918 1921 Confirmed 2 Historical Observations

The following references are the sources used for data regarding this volcano. References are linked directly to our volcano data file. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title. Additional discussion of data sources can be found under Volcano Data Criteria.

Kaswanda O, Said H, Rahardja N, 1987. . (pers. comm.).

Kusumadinata K, 1979. Data Dasar Gunungapi Indonesia. Bandung: Volc Surv Indonesia, 820 p.

Neumann van Padang M, 1951. Indonesia. Catalog of Active Volcanoes of the World and Solfatara Fields, Rome: IAVCEI, 1: 1-271.

Rock N M S, Syah H H, Davis A E, Hutchison D, Styles M T, Lena R, 1982. Permian to Recent volcanism in northern Sumatra, Indonesia: a preliminary study of its distribution, chemistry, and peculiarities. Bull Volc, 45: 127-152.

Peuet Sague is a large volcanic complex that rises to 2801 m in NW Sumatra. The volcano, whose name means "square," contains four summit peaks, with the youngest lava dome being located to the north or NW. This extremely isolated volcano lies several days journey on foot from the nearest village and is infrequently visited. The first recorded historical eruption took place from 1918-21, when explosive activity and pyroclastic flows accompanied summit lava-dome growth. The historically active crater is located SE of the Gunung Tutung lava dome and has typically produced small-to-moderate explosive eruptions.