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  • 8.897°S
  • 121.645°E

  • 637 m
    2089 ft

  • 264110
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There are no activity reports for Iya.

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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
[ 1971 Jun ] [ 1971 Jun ] Uncertain 1  
1969 Jan 27 1969 Jan 30 Confirmed 3 Historical Observations Crater II (upper SW flank)
1953 Sep 4 1953 Sep 5 Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
[ 1888 Dec ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    
1882 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1871 Sep 1 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1868 May 4 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1867 Jan Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1844 May Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1671 (?) Unknown Confirmed 3 Historical Observations
[ 1559 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    

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.

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.

Gunung Iya is the southernmost of a group of three volcanoes comprising a small peninsula south of the city of Ende on central Flores Island. The cones to the north, Rooja and Pui, appear to be slightly older than Iya and have not shown historical activity, although Pui has a youthful profile (a reported 1671 eruption of Pui was considered to have originated from Iya volcano). Iya, whose truncated southern side drops steeply to the sea, has had numerous moderate explosive eruptions during historical time.