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Peuet Sague

Latitude (dd): 
4.91
Longitude (dd): 
96.33
Elevation (m): 
2801
Country: 
Indonesia
State (Province, etc): 
Sumatra
Type: 
Complex Volcano

 

Last Updated: 10 August 2000

The active crater of remote Peuet Sague in the Aceh province of northern Sumatra, Indonesia. The current eruption started in early 1998. The crater has a diameter of about 70 m and a depth of 80 m. May 1998 - Photograph copyrighted and provided by Grant Davey, PT Nusa Halmahera Minerals.

 


27 April 1998

The complex volcano Peuet Sague erupted ash up to 1.8 miles (3 km) into the air on 26 April. Another eruption of the volcano had occurred on 19 April, but thick smoke from forest fires prevented observation of this eruption. A prior eruption began in 1918 and ended in 1921.

This information was summarized from the Global Volcanism Network's Preliminary Notices of Volcanic Activity.