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
    2962 ft

  • 264060
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports 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.
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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