Sumbing Volcano | John Seach


Central Java, Indonesia

7.8 S, 110.05 E,
summit elevation 3371 m

Note: A volcano with the same name exists in Sumatra.

Gunung Sumbing dominates the landscape between Yogyakarta and Dieng plateau in central Java. The summit contains an 800 m wide crater breached to NE with a lava flow 2400 m elevation.

Sumbing Volcano - John Seach

Gunung Sumbing dominates the landscape in central Java between Yogyakarta and Dieng plateau.

At the northern base of the volcano is Pentarangan parasitic cone (1292 m). Namu parasitic cone (1033 m) is located on SW base.

Unconfirmed eruption in 2008.
A pilot reported an eruption plume from Sumbing volcano in August 2008 and reported to Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre. No confirmation was received from Indonesia volcanologists. Reports from pilots are often unreliable, because eruption plumes may drift from the source before being observed from aircraft.

Further reading
Gomez, C., Janin, M., Lavigne, F., Gertisser, R., Charbonnier, S., Lahitte, P., Hadmoko, S.R., Fort, M., Wassmer, P., Degroot, V. and Murwanto, H., 2010. Borobudur, a basin under volcanic influence: 361,000 years BP to present. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research196(3-4), pp.245-264.

 Sumbing Volcano Eruptions

Unconfirmed eruption in 2008.
Possible eruption in 1730.