Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11986
The elongated island of Pulau Weh is offshore from the NW tip of Sumatra. It has been interpreted as the remains of a partially-collapsed older volcanic center that now opens to the NW and is filled by the sea. Volcanism at Pulau Weh was considered to be of Pleistocene age, but fumaroles and hot springs are present along a NW-E-trending line along the summit of the island and near the western shore of Lhok Perialakot bay on the northern side of the island.
Copyrighted photo by Michael Thirnbeck, 2006.
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Keywords: island volcano