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Sumbing

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  • Indonesia
  • Indonesia
  • Stratovolcano
  • 1921 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 2.414°S
  • 101.728°E

  • 2507 m
    8225 ft

  • 261180
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

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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.

Eruptive History

There is data available for 2 Holocene eruptive periods.

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
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Sumbing.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Sumbing.

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).
See title for photo information.
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).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.


Title: Sungai Penuh
Publisher: Bakosurtanal, Djakarta
Country: Indonesia
Year: 1986
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Sungai Penuh

Title: Painan
Publisher: Bakosurtanal, Djakarta
Country: Indonesia
Year: 1986
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Painan

Title: Sarolangun
Publisher: Bakosurtanal, Djakarta
Country: Indonesia
Year: 1986
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Sarolangun

Title: Muarabungo
Publisher: Bakosurtanal, Djakarta
Country: Indonesia
Year: 1986
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Muarabungo

Title: Mukomuko
Publisher: US Army Corps of Engineers
Country: Indonesia
Year: 1959
Series: T503
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Mukomuko

Title: Painan
Publisher: US Army Corps of Engineers
Country: Indonesia
Year: 1958
Series: T503
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Painan

Title: Padang
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Indonesia
Year: 1943
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Padang

Title: Palembang
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Indonesia
Year: 1943
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Palembang
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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