Wai Sano

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  • 8.72°S
  • 120.02°E

  • 903 m
    2962 ft

  • 264060
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There are no Holocene eruptions known for Wai Sano. If this volcano has had large eruptions prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

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.

Kemmerling G L L, 1929. Vulkanen van Flores. Vulk Seism Meded Dienst Mijnw Ned-Indie, 10: 1-138.

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

Ratman N, Yasin A, 1978. Geologic map of Komodo quadrangle, Nusatenggar. Geol Surv Indonesia, 1:250,000 scale.

Stolz A J, Varne R, Davies, G R, Wheller G E, Foden J D, 1990. Magma source components in an arc-continent collision zone: the Flores-Lembata sector, Sunda arc, Indonesia. Contr Mineral Petr, 105: 585-601.

van Bemmelen R W, 1949b. The Geology of Indonesia. The Hague: Government Printing Office, v 1, 732 p.

Wai Sano is a low, elliptical caldera, 3.5 x 2.5 km wide, at the western end of Flores Island. Wai Sano contains a large caldera lake whose surface is 260 m below the 903 m high point on the southern caldera rim. The SE caldera wall truncated the slopes of 1632-m-high Gunung Cerak. Two solfataras are located at the SE shore of the lake. No historical eruptions are known from Wai Sano, which was mapped as Holocene in age (Ratman and Yasin, 1978).