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  • Indonesia
  • Indonesia
  • Stratovolcano
  • 1968 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 6.73°S
  • 129.5°E

  • 781 m
    2562 ft

  • 265060
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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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

There is data available for 4 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1968 May 7 1968 Jun 16 ± 15 days Confirmed 1 Historical Observations East flank
1964 Mar 16 ± 15 days 1964 Mar 16 ± 15 days Confirmed 1 Historical Observations
1932 Mar 13 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations SE flank
1903 Dec 8 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Nila.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Nila.

Photo Gallery

Nila Island, viewed here from off its northern coast, is the emergent summit of a stratovolcano that rises 3700 m from the Banda Sea floor. A submarine vent is located off the north flank immediately west of the small island of Nika. Gas bubbles were observed along the rim of the submarine cone in 1932, when an eruption occurred from a fissure extending from the summit to the SE coast.

Photo by Rizal, 1976 (Volcanological Survey of Indonesia).
See title for photo information.
A fumarole plume (right-center) rises above the steep SE slopes of Nila volcano, also known as Laworkawra or Lawarkawra. A remnant of the rim of a 5-km-wide caldera forms the forested slope at the left. The 781-m-high summit above it is a post-caldera cone that fills much of the caldera and extends to the sea at the right. Phreatic eruptions from Gunung Nila have occurred from summit vents and flank fissures during historical time.

Photo by Ruska Hadian, 1975 (published in Kusumadinata 1979, "Data Dasar Gunungapi Indonesia").
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GVP Map Holdings

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Title: Banda
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Indonesia
Year: 1944
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Banda
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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