Mount Gede

Mount Gede or Gunung Gede (Big Mountain in Sundanese) is a stratovolcano in West Java, Indonesia. The volcano contains two peaks with Mount Gede as one peak and Mount Pangrango for the other one. Three major cities, Cianjur, Sukabumi and Bogor, are located in the volcano complex at the east, south and northwest, respectively, along with suburban growth. Seven craters are located in the complex: Baru, Gumuruh (2,927 m), Lanang (2,800 m), Kawah Leutik, Ratu (2,800 m), Sela (2,709 m) and Wadon (2,600 m). Historical volcanic activity has been recorded since the 16th century.[1] With the amalgamation and growth of Greater Jakarta with those 3 cities, dense suburban growth has engulfed the fringes of the volcano, home to roughly 4 million people. Though not listed as one of the Decade Volcanoes or thought to produce large eruptions, the huge populations nearby give a potential for severe destruction if indeed a large eruption did occur.

Mount Gede
Blauweberg
Mount Gede's southern side seen from Sukabumi Regency. The smaller peak on the left is Mount Pangrango.
Highest point
Elevation2,958 m (9,705 ft)[1]
ListingList of volcanoes in Indonesia
Coordinates6°47′S 106°59′E[1]
Geography
Mount Gede
Mount Gede
Mount Gede (Indonesia)
Geology
Mountain typeStratovolcano
Last eruptionMarch 1957[1]
Climbing
Easiest routeGunung Putri

See also

Media related to Mount Gede at Wikimedia Commons

References

  1. "Gede". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2006-12-19.
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