Inierie

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  • 8.875°S
  • 120.95°E

  • 2245 m
    7364 ft

  • 264080
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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
8050 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) NE side (Wolo Bobo)

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Photo Gallery


The symmetrical Gunung Inierie volcano, seen here from the SE, is at 2245 m the highest volcano on Flores Island. The unvegetated cone of Inierie here rises steeply above surrounding hills, which are home to the Malay/Melanesian Ngadi, one of the most traditional native peoples on Flores. A column of "smoke," as occurred in June 1911, is sometimes visible from the crater of Inierie, which is on the eastern side of the summit.

Photo by Tulus, 1990 (Volcanological Survey of Indonesia).
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The beautifully symmetrical 2245-m-high cone of Inierie, the highest volcano on Flores Island, rises above hilly terrain of the Bajawa Highlands below its northern flank. Inierie has an elliptical crater immediately east of its summit that occasionally produces "smoke" columns.

Photo by E. Weissenborn (published in Kemnerling 1929, "Vulkanen van Flores," courtesy of Volcanological Survey of Indonesia).
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The Inielika chain of craters stretches across the Bajawa Highlands in this view from the NE. On the extreme left horizon is Wolo Runu, along the center horizon are the lake-filled Wolo Lega craters with the flat-topped cones of Wolo Itakai and Wolo Ata behind them. On the right horizon is Lobobutu cone. Other craters occupy the foreground. The sharp-topped peak at left center is Gunung Inierie volcano, the highest on the island of Flores.

Photo published in Kemnerling 1929, "Vulkanen van Flores" (courtesy of Volcanological Survey of Indonesia).
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The symmetrical Gunung Inierie volcano, seen here from the north, is at 2245 m the highest volcano on Flores Island. The unvegetated cone of Inierie here rises steeply above surrounding hills, which are home to the Malay/Melanesian Ngadi, one of the most traditional native peoples on Flores. A column of "smoke," as occurred in June 1911, is sometimes visible from the crater of Inierie, which is on the eastern side of the summit.

Photo by Volcanological Survey of Indonesia.
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Two of the many summit craters of Inielika volcano can be seen in the left foreground. Inielika is a broad, low volcano in central Flores Island that was constructed within the Lobobutu caldera. The complex summit of the 1559-m-high volcano contains ten craters, some of which are lake filled. The first historical eruption of Inielika, a phreatic explosion that formed a new crater, did not occur until 1905 and was the volcano's only eruption during the 20th century. Sharp-topped Inierie volcano is the prominent peak on the right horizon.

Photo by Volcanological Survey of Indonesia.
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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