Tandikat

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  • Indonesia
  • Sumatra
  • Stratovolcano(es)
  • 1924 CE
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  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 0.433°S
  • 100.317°E

  • 2438 m
    7997 ft

  • 261150
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22 January-28 January 2003

On 20 January a felt earthquake occurred at Tandikat, which was followed by a significant number of volcanic earthquakes. This led VSI to raise the Alert Level to 2 (on a scale of 1-4) on 25 January.

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



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2003: January


22 January-28 January 2003

On 20 January a felt earthquake occurred at Tandikat, which was followed by a significant number of volcanic earthquakes. This led VSI to raise the Alert Level to 2 (on a scale of 1-4) on 25 January.

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
1924 Apr 1924 Apr (?) Confirmed 1 Historical Observations
1914 May 31 Unknown Confirmed 1 Historical Observations
[ 1892 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    
1889 Feb 19 1889 Dec 4 Confirmed 1 Historical Observations Summit crater and upper NE flank

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.

Kastowo, Leo G W, 1973. Geologic map of the Padang quadrangle, Sumatra. Geol Surv Indonesia, 1:250,000 scale.

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.

Westerveld J, 1952. Quaternary volcanism on Sumatra. Geol Soc Amer Bull, 63: 561-594.

Tandikat and its twin volcano to the NNE, Singgalang, lie across the Bukittinggi plain from Marapi volcano. Volcanic activity has migrated to the SSW from Singgalang and only Tandikat has had historical activity. The summit of Tandikat has a partially eroded 1.2-km-wide crater containing a large central cone capped by a 360-m-wide crater with a small crater lake. The only three reported historical eruptions, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, produced only mild explosive activity.