Singkut

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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 3.248°N
  • 98.501°E

  • 2181 m
    7154 ft

  • 261070
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Eruptive History


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


Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1881 Unknown Confirmed   Historical Observations

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Photo Gallery


Sibayak volcano in NE Sumatra and its twin volcano Mt. Pinto are constructed within a compound caldera. The slightly higher Mt. Pinto partially overtops the 900-m-wide crater of Sibayak on the north. The summit contains a lava dome and an area of hydrothermal alteration visible in this photo. An ash eruption from Sibayak was recorded in 1881, and area residents note legends of eruptions.

Photo by Tom Casadevall, 1987 (U.S. Geological Survey).
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Steam rises from an area of hydrothermal alteration near the summit of Sibayak volcano. Sibayak is seen here from a village in the flat-floored caldera moat south of the summit.

Photo by Tom Casadevall, 1987 (U.S. Geological Survey).
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The skyline ridge is part of the wall of a compound caldera in which Sibayak and Pinto volcanoes were constructed. The lower slope of Sibayak volcano rises at the extreme right above the caldera moat, which is occupied by villages and agricultural land.

Photo by Tom Casadevall, 1987 (U.S. Geological Survey).
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Climbers tread a path near the summit of Sibayak volcano. The horizontal forested ridge in the center background, forming part of the southern caldera wall of Sibayak volcano, is viewed from an area of hydrothermally altered rock near the volcano's summit.

Photo by Tom Casadevall, 1987 (U.S. Geological Survey).
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A dramatic 300-m-wide explosion crater near the summit of Sibayak volcano contains a small turquoise-colored crater lake and areas of extensive hydrothermal alteration and sulfur deposition. Steam rises above active fumaroles at several locations along the far crater wall.

Photo by Tom Casadevall, 1987 (U.S. Geological Survey).
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A small crater lake near the summit of Sibayak volcano shows active fumaroles and areas of sulfur deposition. An active fumarole is visible at the upper left. The lake is popular destination for weekend climbers from villages and towns surrounding the volcano.

Photo by Tom Casadevall, 1987 (U.S. Geological Survey).
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An explosion crater containing a small turquoise-colored lake and sulfur-encrusted active fumaroles cuts the summit lava dome of Sibayak volcano. The volcano is considered to be the abode of Nini Kertah Ernala ("Grandmother of the Gleaming Sulfur"), the mountain's spirit.

Photo by Tom Casadevall, 1987 (U.S. Geological Survey).
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Gunung Sibayak, seen here from the south, is the southernmost of two twin volcanoes constructed within a compound caldera. Several villages occupy the flat-bottomed caldera moat. Steam rises from fumaroles on the flank of a lava dome in the summit crater.

Anonymous photo, 1990.
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


There are no samples for Singkut in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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