Sumbing

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  • Indonesia
  • Java
  • Stratovolcano
  • 1730 CE
  • Country
  • Subregion Name
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 7.384°S
  • 110.07°E

  • 3371 m
    11057 ft

  • 263220
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  • Summit
    Elevation

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30 July-5 August 2008

Based on pilot observations, the Darwin VAAC reported that an eruption plume from Sumbing rose to an altitude of 4.9 km (16,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted W. Ash was not identified on satellite imagery. [Correction: CVGHM later confirmed that Sumbing did not erupt on 1 August and attributed the plume origin to either a different volcano or a bushfire that was reported in the area.]

Source: Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC)



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2008: July


30 July-5 August 2008

Based on pilot observations, the Darwin VAAC reported that an eruption plume from Sumbing rose to an altitude of 4.9 km (16,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted W. Ash was not identified on satellite imagery. [Correction: CVGHM later confirmed that Sumbing did not erupt on 1 August and attributed the plume origin to either a different volcano or a bushfire that was reported in the area.]

Source: Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC)


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

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1730 (?) Unknown Confirmed 1 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.

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

Sukhyar R, 1989. Geochemistry and petrogenesis of arc rocks from Dieng, Sundoro and Sumbing volcanic complexes, central Java, Indonesia. Unpublished PhD thesis, Monash University, 319 p.

Taverne N J M, 1926. Vulkanstudien op Java. Vulk Meded, 7: 1-132.

Gunung Sumbing is a prominent 3371-m-high stratovolcano that lies across a 1400-m-high saddle from symmetrical Sundoro volcano in central Java. Prominent flank cones are located on the north and SE sides of Sumbing, which is somewhat more dissected than Sundoro volcano. An 800-m-wide horseshoe-shaped summit crater breached to the NE is partially filled by a lava dome that fed a lava flow down to 2400 m altitude. Emplacement of the dome followed the eruption of extensive pyroclastic flows down the NE flank. The only report of historical activity, in about 1730 CE, may have produced the small phreatic craters found at the summit.