Serua

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  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 6.312°S
  • 130.017°E

  • 608 m
    1994 ft

  • 265070
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
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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
1921 Sep 18 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations Summit and south flank
1919 Nov Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1859 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1858 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1846 Sep (?) Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
[ 1845 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 2  
1844 Aug 1844 Sep Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1694 Unknown Confirmed 3 Historical Observations
1693 Jun 4 1693 Jul Confirmed 4 Historical Observations
[ 1692 Jun 4 (?) ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    
1687 Jun 15 Unknown Confirmed 3 Historical Observations
1683 Unknown Confirmed 3 Historical Observations

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.

Photo Gallery


The summit of Gunung Serua volcano is seen here from the village of Lesluru on its eastern flank. Serua, also known as Legatala, is elongated in a NW-SE direction and capped by a summit lava dome.

Photo courtesy of Volcanological Survey of Indonesia, 1978.
See title for photo information.
Gunung Wuarlapna, viewed here from the SW, is a blocky lava dome that marks the 641-m-high summit of Gunung Serua volcano.

Photo by Ruska Hadian, 1975 (published in Kusumadinata, 1979 "Data Dasar Gunungapi Indonesia").
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The small 2 x 4 km island of Serua, seen here from off its southern coast, is the emergent summit of a volcano rising 3600 m above the Banda Sea floor. The 641-m-high truncated central cone is surrounded by an old somma wall. A lava dome forms the summit of Gunung Serua, which is elongated in a NE-SW direction. Serua, also known as Legatala, is one of the most active of the Banda Sea volcanoes, with many eruptions recorded since the 17th century.

Photo by Ruska Hadian, 1975 (published in Kusumadinata 1979, "Data Dasar Gununapi Indonesia").
See title for photo information.
The small, 2 x 4 km island of Serua, seen here from the north, is elongated in a NE-SW direction. An unvegetated lava dome forms the summit of the volcano, which rises 3600 m above the Banda Sea floor. The 641-m-high truncated central cone is surrounded by an old somma wall. Serua, also known as Legatala, is one of the most active of the Banda Sea volcanoes, with many eruptions recorded since the 17th century.

Copyrighted photo by Michael Thirnbeck, 2007.
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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