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One Slab or Two? Arc-to-Continent Collision

Sorry, chocoholics this is not about chocolate or cake 😦 (although, as this is Volcanocafe, it could be!).  No, we are looking at arc-to-continent collision round the Banda Sea 🙂 I continued my plotting of Indonesian earthquakes eastward, this time choosing the Banda Sea where the “swirly bit” on the map looks interesting; and, is…

Fig 1: Eruption on Batu Tara.  Photo by Debbie Arriaga, Arenui Boutique Liveaboard. ©Debbie Arriaga, 2014. All rights reserved. Reproduced with kind permission from the photographer.

Batu Tara, Komba Island, Indonesia

Batu Tara is another volcano that caught my eye while looking at volcanic ash alerts from Darwin VAAC [1] for Mount Sinabung (Darwin VAAC is having a busy time). Batu Tara is frequently active, producing ash eruptions rising to hundreds or few kilometres. Batu Taru is an uninhabited island is in the Flores Sea. With…

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Gunung Slamet, Mount Slamet

Gunung Slamet is the highest peak in Central Java and second highest in Java island and of course, as so many mountains in indonesia it is a strato volcano. One of the most active volcanoes of the island! Mount Slamet formed by the subduction of the Indo-Australian Plate under the Eurasian Plate in the south…