Logo link to homepage

Sakar

Photo of this volcano
  • Country
  • Landform (Volc Type)
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 5.414°S
  • 148.094°E

  • 992 m
    3255 ft

  • 251080
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

Most Recent Weekly Report: 16 September-22 September 2009 Citation IconCite this Report

Based on analyses of satellite imagery, the Darwin VAAC reported that on 18 September a possible diffuse ash plume from Sakar rose to an altitude of 1.8 km (6,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 165 km NW. Four hours later images showed that the volcano was clear; the plume may have been smoke from a fire or steam. RVO was unable to confirm that an eruption had or had not occurred. [Note: The Darwin VAAC later confirmed that an eruption did not occur.]

Source: Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC)

Weekly Reports - Index


2009: September


16 September-22 September 2009 Citation IconCite this Report

Based on analyses of satellite imagery, the Darwin VAAC reported that on 18 September a possible diffuse ash plume from Sakar rose to an altitude of 1.8 km (6,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 165 km NW. Four hours later images showed that the volcano was clear; the plume may have been smoke from a fire or steam. RVO was unable to confirm that an eruption had or had not occurred. [Note: The Darwin VAAC later confirmed that an eruption did not occur.]

Source: Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC)


The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Sakar.

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.

Eruptive History

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Sakar. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Sakar page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Sakar.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Sakar.

GVP Map Holdings

Maps are not currently available due to technical issues.

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

External Sites