Report on Sangeang Api (Indonesia) — February 1987
Scientific Event Alert Network Bulletin, vol. 12, no. 2 (February 1987)
Managing Editor: Lindsay McClelland.
Sangeang Api (Indonesia) Frequent small gas explosions
Please cite this report as:
Global Volcanism Program, 1987. Report on Sangeang Api (Indonesia). In: McClelland, L. (ed.), Scientific Event Alert Network Bulletin, 12:2. Smithsonian Institution. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.GVP.SEAN198702-264050.
8.2°S, 119.07°E; summit elev. 1949 m
All times are local (unless otherwise noted)
About 60 small gas explosions/day continued to occur through February. Plumes reached maximum heights of 600 m. No volcanic seismicity was recorded.
Geologic Background. Sangeang Api volcano, one of the most active in the Lesser Sunda Islands, forms a small 13-km-wide island off the NE coast of Sumbawa Island. Two large trachybasaltic-to-tranchyandesitic volcanic cones, 1949-m-high Doro Api and 1795-m-high Doro Mantoi, were constructed in the center and on the eastern rim, respectively, of an older, largely obscured caldera. Flank vents occur on the south side of Doro Mantoi and near the northern coast. Intermittent historical eruptions have been recorded since 1512, most of them during in the 20th century.
Information Contacts: VSI.