Banda Api

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Banda Api
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Elevation 640 m (2,100 ft)[1]
Listing Spesial Ribu
Location
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Banda Api in the center of the Banda Islands
Coordinates 4°31′30″S 129°52′16″E / 4.525°S 129.871°E / -4.525; 129.871Coordinates: 4°31′30″S 129°52′16″E / 4.525°S 129.871°E / -4.525; 129.871
Geology
Type Caldera
Last eruption May 1988

The small island of Banda Api (Indonesian api, fire) is an active volcano in the Banda Sea, at the center of the Banda Islands group. It has been known to Europeans since the Age of Exploration, when the Portuguese Empire and the Kingdom of the Netherlands competed in the area for spice trade. A 7 km wide and mostly submerged caldera is located at the northwest corner of the volcano.[1]

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