Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00599
The broad Tangkuban Parahu, known locally as the mountain of the "upturned boat," dominates the skyline immediately N of Indonesia's former capital city of Bandung. The volcano is truncated by the 6 x 8 km Pleistocene Sunda caldera. A series of nine overlapping craters form a 1 x 1.5 km wide elliptical depression at the summit of the post-caldera cone. Minor phreatic eruptions have occurred in historical time.
Photo by Tom Casadevall, 1987 (U.S. Geological Survey).