Bur ni Telong

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  • Indonesia
  • Sumatra
  • Stratovolcano
  • 1937 CE
  • Country
  • Subregion Name
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 4.769°N
  • 96.821°E

  • 2617 m
    8584 ft

  • 261050
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

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

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1937 Unknown Confirmed   Historical Observations
[ 1924 Dec 7 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 2  
1919 Dec Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1856 Apr 14 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1839 Jan 12 1839 Jan 13 Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1837 Sep 25 ± 5 days Unknown 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.

Cameron N R, Bennett J D, Bridge D M, Clarke M C G, Djunuddin A, Ghazali S A, Harahap H, Jeffery D H, Kartawa W, Keats W, Ngabito H, Rock N M S, Thompson S J, 1983. Geologic map of the Takengon quadrangle, Sumatra. Geol Res Devel Centre Indonesia, 1:250,000 scale map and 26 p text.

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.

The conical Bur ni Telong volcano was constructed at the southern base of the massive Bur ni Geureudong volcanic complex, one of the largest in northern Sumatra. The historically active Bur ni Telong volcano lies 4.5 km from the summit of Geureudong and grew to a height of 2624 m. The summit crater of Bur ni Telong has migrated to the ESE, leaving arcuate crater rims. Lava flows are exposed on the southern flank. Explosive eruptions were recorded during the 19th and 20th centuries.