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Wai Sano

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  • Indonesia
  • Indonesia
  • Caldera
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 8.72°S
  • 120.02°E

  • 903 m
    2963 ft

  • 264060
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Wai Sano.

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The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Wai Sano.

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Eruptive History

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

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Wai Sano.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Wai Sano.

Photo Gallery

Wai Sano, the westernmost Holocene volcano on Flores Island, is a low, elliptical caldera, 3.5 x 2.5 km wide. Wai Sano contains a large caldera lake whose surface is about 640 m above sea level. The SE caldera wall truncated the slopes of 1632-m-high Gunung Cerak, and the low point on the caldera rim is on the eastern side. Two solfataras are located at the SE shore of the lake. No historical eruptions are known from Wai Sano.

Photo published in Kemnerling 1929, "Vulkanen van Flores" (courtesy of Volcanological Survey of Indonesia).
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: Australia, Indonesia
Publisher: DMA & Defence Department, AIS, Melbourne,Australia
Country: Indon, Australia
Year: 1980
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Australia, Indonesia
Title: Geologic Map of Komodo Quadrangle, Nusatenggara
Publisher: Geological Survey of Indonesia
Country: Indonesia
Year: 1978
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Geologic Map of Komodo Quadrangle, Nusatenggara
Title: Geology of Australia
Publisher: BMR, Geology & Geophysics, Dept Natural Resources
Country: Australia
Year: 1976
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of Geology of Australia
Title: Bima
Publisher: Director of Military Survey, UK
Country: Indonesia
Year: 1970
Series: 1501 AIR
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Bima
Title: Ruteng
Publisher: Director of Military Survey, UK
Country: Indonesia
Year: 1970
Series: 1501
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Ruteng
Title: Singaradja
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Indonesia
Year: 1945
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Singaradja
Title: Koepang
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Indonesia
Year: 1944
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Koepang
Title: Komodo
Publisher: US Army Corps of Engineers
Country: Indonesia
Year: 1943
Series: T551
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Komodo
Title: Roeteng
Publisher: US Army Corps of Engineers
Country: Indonesia
Year: 1943
Series: T551
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Roeteng
Title: Roeteng, Lesser Sunda Islands
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Indonesia
Year: 1943
Series: AMS T551
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Roeteng, Lesser Sunda Islands
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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