Pulau Weh

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  • Indonesia
  • Indonesia
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Unrest / Pleistocene
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 5.82°N
  • 95.28°E

  • 617 m
    2024 ft

  • 261800
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
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The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Pulau Weh. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Pulau Weh page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

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Photo Gallery


Pulau Weh, with its irregular shoreline, is the right-hand island in this NASA Space Shuttle image with the north to the upper right. The NW tip of Sumatra is at the bottom of the image. Lhok Perialakot bay at the north side of the island has been interpreted as the remains of a partially collapsed older center breached to the NW and filled by the sea. Volcanism was assumed to be of Pleistocene age, but fumaroles and hot springs are found at the SE part of the island and along the shores of Lhok Perialakot.

NASA Space Shuttle image STS065-107-39, 1994 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
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The elongated island of Pulau Weh lies off the NW tip of Sumatra. It has been interpreted as the remains of a partially collapsed older center breached to the NW and filled by the sea. Volcanism at Pulau Weh was considered to be of Pleistocene age, but fumaroles and hot springs are found a NW-E-trending line along the summit of the island and near the western shore of Lhok Perialakot bay on the northern side of the island.

Copyrighted photo by Michael Thirbeck, 2006.
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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