Dempo Volcano - John Seach

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Sumatra, Indonesia

4.03 S, 103.13 E
summit elevation 3173 m
stratovolcano

Dempo is the highest volcano in southern Sumatra. There are seven craters at the volcano summit The active crater of Dempo volcano contains a lake which is 400m wide at an altitude of 2804m.

In September 2006 Dempo volcano was raised to level 2 alert (maximum 4) after an increase in seismic activity.

2009 Eruption
A phreatic eruption was reported at Dempo volcano on 1st January 2009. Ash fall occurred 10 km from the crater.

1934 Eruptions
Increased activity of Dempo volcano was recorded in the first four months of 1934. Ash and mud eruptions occurred in January, February and April.

Dempo Volcano Eruptions

2009, 1994, 1974, 1973, 1964, 1940, 1939-40, 1939, 1936, 1934, 1926, 1923, 1921, 1908, 1905, 1900, 1900, 1895, 1884, 1881, 1880, 1879, 1853, 1839?, 1817.