Gunungapi Wetar

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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 6.642°S
  • 126.65°E

  • 282 m
    925 ft

  • 265030
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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
1699 Unknown Confirmed 3 Historical Observations
1512 Unknown Confirmed 3 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.

Jezek P A, Hutchison C S, 1978. Banda Arc of Eastern Indonesia: petrology and geochemistry of volcanic rocks. Bull Volc, 41: 586-608.

Kaswanda O, Said H, Rahardja N, 1987. . (pers. comm.).

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

Sudradjat A, 1977. . (pers. comm.).

Gunungapi Wetar volcano forms an isolated island in the Banda Sea north of Wetar Island. The small circular island reaches only 282 m above the sea surface but is the summit of a massive stratovolcano that towers 5000 m above the sea floor. The central crater contains a small cone. Three large landslide scarps, the largest of which forms a prominent embayment on the NE coast, cut the flanks of the volcano. The youngest lava flow descended the SW flank to the coast. Explosive eruptions in 1512 and 1699 mark the only known historical activity of Gunungapi Wetar.