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Kawi-Butak

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  • Indonesia
  • Sunda Volcanic Arc
  • Composite | Stratovolcano(es)
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Province
  • Landform | Volc Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 7.92°S
  • 112.45°E

  • 2651 m
    8698 ft

  • 263281
  • Latitude
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Most Recent Bulletin Report: March 2003 (BGVN 28:03) Citation IconCite this Report

Fires detected on infrared satellite imagery, but no volcanic activity

MODIS thermal alerts at Kawi-Butak during 2001 and 2002 occurred only in August and October 2002 mostly to the SE of the summit. These almost certainly represent fires rather than volcanic events. The biggest detected alert occurred on 12 October and was characterized by seven alert-pixels with maximum alert ratio of -0.298. These alert pixels were in a group including the summit and the N flank, and are the best candidate for an eruption, though it is unlikely that an eruption of the kind required to trigger such an alert (a significant lava dome or flow) would have gone unreported. The Volcanological Survey of Indonesia confirmed that there was no eruption at Kawi-Butak on 12 October 2002 and that the thermal alert was indeed caused by a bush fire.

Information Contacts: Dali Ahmad, Volcanological Survey of Indonesia (VSI), Jalan Diponegoro No. 57, Bandung 40122, Indonesia (URL: http://www.vsi.esdm.go.id/); Diego Coppola and David A. Rothery, Department of Earth Sciences, The Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, UK. Thermal alerts courtesy of the HIGP MODIS Thermal Alerts Team (URL: http://modis.higp.hawaii.edu/).

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Kawi-Butak.

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03/2003 (BGVN 28:03) Fires detected on infrared satellite imagery, but no volcanic activity




Information is preliminary and subject to change. All times are local (unless otherwise noted)


March 2003 (BGVN 28:03) Citation IconCite this Report

Fires detected on infrared satellite imagery, but no volcanic activity

MODIS thermal alerts at Kawi-Butak during 2001 and 2002 occurred only in August and October 2002 mostly to the SE of the summit. These almost certainly represent fires rather than volcanic events. The biggest detected alert occurred on 12 October and was characterized by seven alert-pixels with maximum alert ratio of -0.298. These alert pixels were in a group including the summit and the N flank, and are the best candidate for an eruption, though it is unlikely that an eruption of the kind required to trigger such an alert (a significant lava dome or flow) would have gone unreported. The Volcanological Survey of Indonesia confirmed that there was no eruption at Kawi-Butak on 12 October 2002 and that the thermal alert was indeed caused by a bush fire.

Information Contacts: Dali Ahmad, Volcanological Survey of Indonesia (VSI), Jalan Diponegoro No. 57, Bandung 40122, Indonesia (URL: http://www.vsi.esdm.go.id/); Diego Coppola and David A. Rothery, Department of Earth Sciences, The Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, UK. Thermal alerts courtesy of the HIGP MODIS Thermal Alerts Team (URL: http://modis.higp.hawaii.edu/).

The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for Kawi-Butak.

Eruptive History

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Kawi-Butak. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Kawi-Butak 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 Kawi-Butak.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Kawi-Butak.

GVP Map Holdings

Maps are not currently available due to technical issues.

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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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