Dieng Volcanic Complex

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Dieng Volcanic Complex
Dieng volcanic complex.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 2,565 m (8,415 ft) [1]
Coordinates 7°12′S 109°55′E / 7.20°S 109.92°E / -7.20; 109.92
Dieng Volcanic Complex is located in Java
Dieng Volcanic Complex
Dieng Volcanic Complex
Dieng Volcanic Complex is located in Indonesia
Dieng Volcanic Complex
Dieng Volcanic Complex
Dieng Volcanic Complex (Indonesia)
Mountain type Complex volcano
Last eruption July 2017

Dieng Volcanic Complex is on the Dieng Plateau in the Central Java, Indonesia, as a complex of volcanoes. The volcanic complex consists of two or more of stratovolcanoes, more than 20 small craters and Pleistocene-to-Holocene age volcanic cones. It covers over 6 × 14 km area. The Prahu[clarification needed] stratovolcano was truncated by a large Pleistocene caldera and then filled by parasitic cones, lava domes and craters which is 120 Celsius[clarification needed]. Some of them are turned into lakes. Toxic volcanic gas has caused fatalities and is a hazard at several craters. On 20 February 1979 149 people died of gas poisoning in Pekisaran village on the plateau near the Sinila crater.[2] The area is also a major geothermal project.[1]

Relief Map

See also


  1. ^ a b "Dieng Volcanic Complex". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution.
  2. ^ Fumerole death blamed on poor signs', The Jakarta Post

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