Sumbing

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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 2.414°S
  • 101.728°E

  • 2507 m
    8223 ft

  • 261180
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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
1921 May 23 1921 Jun 3 Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1909 Jun 3 1909 Jul Confirmed 2 Historical Observations

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Photo Gallery


Smaller than its prominent namesake on Java, Sumatra's Sumbing volcano has a complicated summit region containing several crater remnants and a 180-m-long crater lake. The forested volcano is seen here from Renah Kemumu village on the WSW flank. The only two known historical eruptions of Gunung Sumbing, in 1909 and 1921, produced moderate explosions. Hot springs occur at the SW foot of the volcano.

Photo by M.S. Santoso, 1980 (Volcanological Survey of Indonesia).
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Flat-topped, forested Sumbing volcano in Kerinci-Seblat National Park is seen from the east. Smaller than its prominent namesake on Java, Sumatra's Sumbing volcano has a complicated summit region containing several crater remnants and a 180-m-long crater lake. Its only two known historical eruptions, in 1909 and 1921, produced moderate explosions. Hot springs occur at the SW foot of the volcano.

Photo by Deb Martyr (Fauna & Flora International).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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