|Elevation||640 m (2,100 ft) |
|Location||Banda Api in the center of the Banda Islands|
|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.
- Alexander E. Gates and David Ritchie (2006). "Banda Api". Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes. Infobase Publishing. p. 25. ISBN 978-0-8160-6302-4. ISBN 0816063028.
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