OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Soputan

Latitude (dd): 
1.11
Longitude (dd): 
124.73
Elevation (m): 
1784
Country: 
Indonesia
State (Province, etc): 
Sulawesi
Type: 
Stratovolcano

 


Image Source: Photo by Agus Solihin (Volcanological Survey of Indonesia).

The small Soputan stratovolcano on the southern rim of the Quaternary Tondano caldera on the northern arm of Sulawesi Island is one of Sulawesi's most active volcanoes. The youthful, largely unvegetated volcano rises to 1784 m and is located SW of Sempu volcano. It was constructed at the southern end of a SSW-NNE trending line of vents. During historical time the locus of eruptions has included both the summit crater and Aeseput, a prominent NE-flank vent that formed in 1906 and was the source of intermittent major lava flows until 1924.

Images courtesy of the North Sulawesi Tourism Promotion Board (NSTPB)


Image Credit: USGS adaption of CIA map 1997 from Simkin & Siebert, 1994.

Sources of Information:

McClelland, L., Simkin, T., Summers, M., Nielsen, E., and Stein, T.C., 1989, Global Volcanism 1975-1985: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, Prentice Hall, 655 p.

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