Gunung Api Wetar Volcano - John Seach


Banda Sea, Indonesia

6.64 S, 126.65 E
summit elevation 282 m

Gunung Api is an isolated volcano located in the Banda Sea, Indonesia. It is a small round island built from lava flows. The central crater contains a small cone. Three landslides are visible of the slopes.

Gunung Api is located north of Wetar and rises to a single cone about 4 km above the sea floor. The lavas of Gunung Api have insufficient potassium to be derived from the underlying 400-500 km Benioff Zone.

1512 Eruption
In 1512 Portuguese sailors observed streams of fire flowing from the summit to the sea.

Gunung Api Wetar Volcano Eruptions

1699, 1512