Dieng Volcanic Complex

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Dieng Volcanic Complex
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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
Geography
Location Java, Indonesia
Geology
Mountain type Complex volcano
Last eruption September 2009

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]

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