Tandikat Volcano | John Seach


Sumatra, Indonesia

0.43 S, 100.31 E
summit elevation 2438 m

Tandikat Volcano is a stratovolcano also known as Tandikai, Tandike. The volcano is located in the Padang Highlands, West Sumatra, about 7.5 km from Padangpanjang. It is joined to a larger mountain called Singgalang.

Tandikat Volcano - John Seach

There are two summit craters, one with a lake. Crater A is 1200 m in diameter and covered with dense vegetation. Crater B is 400 m in diameter. Crater A has produced 24 lava flows and 4 pyroclastic flows, whereas B crater produced one lava flow. A waterfall called Lembah Anai is a tourist attraction.

2003 Earthquakes
Residents felt an earthquake near Tandikat volcano on 20th January 2003. A significant number of volcanic earthquakes were measured at the volcano. During the week of 20-26 January 2003, 149 deep volcanic earthquakes were recorded, and 174 tectonic earthquakes. The alert level was raised to 2 (on a scale of 1-4) on 25 January 2003. No eruptions occurred.

Further reading
Faris, F. and Fawu, W., 2014. Investigation of the initiation mechanism of an earthquake-induced landslide during rainfall: a case study of the Tandikat landslide, West Sumatra, Indonesia. Geoenvironmental Disasters1(1), p.4.

van Padang, M.N., 1951. Catalogue of the active volcanoes of Indonesia. International Volcanological Association.

Tandikat Volcano Eruptions

1924, 1914, 1889.