Dieng Volcanic Complex, central Java, Indonesia
Location: 7.2S, 109.9E
Elevation: 8,400 feet (2,565 m)


A solfatara field is located on the east flank of Kawah Sikidang.


In addition to vents for gases there are boiling mud pots near the solfatara.

Panorama of Telaga Merdada, a broad, low-relief cone which may be a maar.


Looking west along the northwest part (rim?) of the Dieng complex from west of Kawah Sileri.

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Sources of Information:

Bemmelen, R.W., van, 1949, Report on the volcanic activity and volcanological research in Indonesia during the peeriod 1936-1948. Bulletin Volcanologique, II, 9, Napoli 1949, p. 23-24.

Delarue, C., 1980, Exploration geothermique dans la region de Dieng (java): Univ. Paris XI, unpubl. Ph.D. thesis, 247 p.

Francis, P., 1994, Volcanoes a planetary perspective: Oxford University Press, New York, 443 p.

Giggenbach, W.F., Sano, Y., and Schmincke, H.U., 1991, CO2-rich gases from Lake Nyos and Monoun, Cameroon; Laacher See, Germany; Dieng Indonesia, and Mt. Gambier, Australia - variation on a common theme: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 45, p. 311-323.

LeGuern, F., Tazieff, H., and Faivre Pierret, R., 1982, An example of health hazards: people killed by gas during a phreatic eruption: Dieng Plateau, Java, Indonesia, Bulletin of Volcanology, v. 45, p. 153-156.

Miller, C.D., Sukhyar, R., Santoso, and Hamidi, S., 1981, Eruptive history of the Dieng Mountains region, central Java, and potential hazards from future eruptions: U.S. Geol. Survey Open-File Report 83-68, 26 p.

Muffler, L.J.P., 1970, Geothermla potential of the Dieng Mountains, central Java, Indonesia: U.S. Geol. Survey Project rep. (IR) IND-10, 20 p.

Newhall, C.G., and Dzurisin, D., 1988, Historical unrest at large calderas of the world: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1855, v. 2, p. 755-772.

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

Neumann van Padang, M., 1951, Indonesia. Catalogue of the Active Volcanoes of the World, International Association of Volcanology, 1, Rome, Italy, p. 271



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