Agung and Batur, Bali, Lesser Sunda, Indonesia

Page last updated: 17 May 2001

BATUR

Location: 8.2S, 115.4E
Elevation: 1717 m

View of Batur from the south. The two major cones are visible. Center of recent volcanic activity have moved westwards to the third cone (outside the picture to the left). May 2000 - Photograph copyrighted and provided by Johan Mattila.

View of Batur to the south from the eastern cone. Lava flows from the western cone visible to the right. Lake Batur and caldera rim in the background. May 2000 - Photograph copyrighted and provided by Johan Mattila.

View to the west from the middle cone. The most active cone with yellow sulphur deposits. The villages of Batur and Kintamani can be seen at the caldera rim. May 2000 - Photograph copyrighted and provide by Johan Mattila.

AGUNG

Location: 8.34S, 115.5E
Elevation: 3142 m

Batur is on the island of Bali and consists of a complex of coalesced volcanic cones inside of two nested calderas. The calderas formed about 50,000 and 20,000 years ago. Space Shuttle photo.

Mt. Agung on Bali in foreground. Mt. Batur caldera complex in background. May 2000 - Photograph copyrighted and provided by Dan Olberg, Senior Geologist, PT Nusa Halmahera.

Several of the cones have been active since 1804. All of the 23 eruptions at Batar have been explosive and small to moderate (VEI=1-2) in size. Nine of the eruptions also produced lava flows. Two people were killed by the 1963 eruption. This view of Batar is from the south. Photo by Jack Lockwood, U.S. Geological Survey, November 5, 1982.

Batar from the west. Agung volcano is in the background. Photo by Jack Lockwood, U.S. Geological Survey, November 5, 1982.

Batur caldera. Space Shuttle photo STS068-0156-0048.


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Source of Information:

Simkin, T., and Siebert, L., 1994, Volcanoes of the World: Geoscience Press, Tucson, Arizona, 349 p.


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