Seulawah Agam Volcano - John Seach


Sumatra, Indonesia

5.42 N, 95.60 E
summit elevation 1726 m

Seulawah Agam volcano is located in northern Aceh, Sumatra, 40 km SE of Banda Aceh.

Seulawah Agam Volcano has been given many different names: such as Seulawaih Agam, Seulawain Agam, Solawa Agam, Solawaik Agam, Selawadjanten and Goldberg.

Seulawah Agam volcano consists of sedimentary hills, old volcanic hills, Seulawah Agam volcanic cone, and peneplain area. The volcanic cone has been formed by lava and pyroclastic flows. There are three craters. Only Tanah Cempago crater can be recognised, as the others are covered with vegetation.

Lam Teuba caldera extends 15 km NW of the volcano and has a width of 122 km. The Lam Teuba-Bora Fault is an offshoot of the Great Sumatera Fault.

Three geothermal areas are present covering an area of 50,000 sq m - Tanah Simpaga, Kuali, and Ie Joh.

2013 Unrest
Seulawah Agam volcano was raised to level 3 alert on 3rd January 2013 after an increase in seismic activity. A new solfatara was located near Heutsz crater which was the site of the 1839 eruption.

2010 Unrest
Between January 2010 there was an increase in seismic activity at Seulawah Agam volcano. There were no changes observed visually at the volcano. On 1st September 2010 the alert level at the volcano was raised from Normal (Level I) to Alert (Level II).

Seulawah Agam Volcano Eruptions

1839, 1510