Tangkuban Parahu Volcano

Tangkuban Parahu Volcano

Tangkuban Parahu Volcano

On 19 January 2013, I was visiting the one of Volcano in Lembang, Bandung, Indonesia. Here my story and photographs.. check this out! 🙂

You’ll find the other photographs on my other blog http://nursina.blogspot.com/2013/01/tangkuban-parahu-volcano.html

The main crater that called Ratu Crater has a big diameters. The crater produce some gases containing yellow sulphur.


Ratu Crater, Tangkuban Parahu Volcano, Bandung, Indonesia

Country: Indonesia
Subregion Name: Java (Indonesia)
Volcano Number: 0603-09=
Volcano Type: Stratovolcano
Volcano Status: Historical
Last Known Eruption: 1983
Summit Elevation: 2084 m 6,837 feet
Latitude: 6.77°S 6°46’0″S
Longitude: 107.60°E 107°36’0″E

Tangkubanparahu (also known as Tangkuban Perahu) is a broad shield-like stratovolcano overlooking Indonesia’s former capital city of Bandung. The volcano was constructed within the 6 x 8 km Pleistocene Sunda caldera, which formed about 190,000 years ago.

Vegetation on Tangkuban Parahu Volcano

Vegetation on Tangkuban Parahu Volcano

The volcano’s low profile is the subject of legends referring to the mountain of the “upturned boat.” The rim of Sunda caldera forms a prominent ridge on the western side; elsewhere the caldera rim is largely buried by deposits of Tangkubanparahu volcano. The dominantly small phreatic historical eruptions recorded since the 19th century have originated from several nested craters within an elliptical 1 x 1.5 km summit depression.


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