Arjuno-Welirang

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Arjuno‑Welirang
Arjuno-Welirang from Mount Penanggungan by Harris Frilingga K.jpg
Arjuno-Welirang, seen from Mount Penanggungan.
Highest point
Elevation3,339 m (10,955 ft) (Arjuno)[1]
3,156 m (10,354 ft) (Welirang)
Prominence2,812 m (9,226 ft) 
Ranked 124th
Isolation53 kilometres (33 mi)
ListingUltra
Ribu
Coordinates07°45′52″S 112°35′22″E / 7.76444°S 112.58944°E / -7.76444; 112.58944Coordinates: 07°45′52″S 112°35′22″E / 7.76444°S 112.58944°E / -7.76444; 112.58944[1]
Geography
Arjuno‑Welirang is located in Java
Arjuno‑Welirang
Arjuno‑Welirang
Geology
Mountain typestratovolcano
Last eruptionAugust 1952

Arjuno-Welirang is a stratovolcano in the province of East Java on Java, Indonesia. Mount Arjuno-Welirang lies about 50 kilometers (31 mi) south of Surabaya, and 20 kilometers (12 mi) north of Malang. It is a twin volcano, with the 'twins' being Arjuno and Welirang. There is at least one other stratovolcano in the area, and there are around 10 pyroclastic cones nearby.[1] They are located in a 6 km line between Arjuno and Welirang. The Arjuno-Welirang volcanic complex itself lies in the older two volcanoes, Mount Ringgit to the east and Mount Linting to the south. The summit lacks vegetation. Fumarolic areas with sulfur deposits are found in several locations on Welirang.[1]

The name Arjuno is Javanese rendition of Arjuna, a hero in Mahabharata epic, while Welirang is Javanese word for sulfur.

A 1950 eruption had a VEI=2. There was an explosive eruption. Another eruption occurred two years later in 1952. This eruption had a VEI=0.[1]

A 300 hectares at slope of Mount Arjuno near the road of Surabaya-Malang is used by Taman Safari II.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Arjuno-Welirang". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2006-12-26.