Salak Volcano | John Seach


West Java, Indonesia

6.72 S, 106.73 E
summit elevation 2211 m

Salak volcano located in the NE part of an eroded volcanic range. Eruptions at Salak volcano in historical times have been phreatic.
The two summit craters are considered extinct. An active crater is located on western flank at an elevation of 1400 m.

2012 Aircraft crash
On 11th May 2012 a Sukhoi Superjet 100 crashed into Salak volcano killing all 45 people on board. The accident site was located at an altitude of 6000 ft on the volcano slope.

2007 Fatalities
Six school children were killed at Salak volcano in Indonesia on 7th July 2007. The children were camping at the volcano and were possibly poisoned by gas from the crater. The victims were between the ages of 14 and 16, were among about 50 students spending the weekend on the mountain.

Further reading
Aprilina, Nur Vita, et al. "Geologic modeling workflow for volcanic hosted geothermal reservoirs: Case Study from Salak geothermal field." World Geothermal Congress, Melbourne, Australia. 2015.

Handley, Heather K., et al. "Untangling differentiation in arc lavas: constraints from unusual minor and trace element variations at Salak Volcano, Indonesia." Chemical geology 255.3-4 (2008): 360-376.

Salak Volcano Eruptions

1938, 1935, 1919, 1902-03, 1780, 1698-99.