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Iliboleng

Latitude (dd): 
-8.34
Longitude (dd): 
123.26
Elevation (m): 
1659
Country: 
Indonesia
State (Province, etc): 
Lesser Sunda Islands
Type: 
Stratovolcano


Iliboleng is a stratovolcano on the island of Adonara, in the Nusa Tengarra Island chain.

Iliboleng had a large eruption that started in April of1973 and continued on until April of the next year. During this eruption tephra was ejected from the central crater. The tephra destroyed the vegetation along its slopes. It has erupted at least 20 times since 1885 with its latest eruption occurring in 1993.


Space Shuttle photo STS008-050-1840 looking northwest across the island of Adonara and Iliboleng volcano. Photo taken in September 1983.

Note the eruption plume. Iliboleng erupted from May 1983 to April 1984.

 


Source of Information:

McClelland, Lindsay et. al., "Global Volcanism 1975-1985," Smithsonian Institution Scientific Event Alert Network, Prentice Hll, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 655 pp., 1989.