Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Banda Api
The 640-m-high symmetrical volcano of Banda Api, the most active of a chain of volcanoes in Indonesia's Banda Sea, forms a small 3-km-wide island within a largely submerged 7-km-wide caldera. This May 19, 1988, view from the south shows vegetation damage from the 1988 eruption and the southern half of a prominent arcuate fissure that extended from the south coast through the summit to 200 m above the north coast. The still-steaming narrow black lava flow entering the sea to the left of center is one of four erupted in 1988. Photo by Tom Casadevall, 1988 (U.S. Geological Survey).
Volcano Number:265090
Volcano Name:Banda Api
Country:Indonesia
Volcano Type:Caldera
Last Eruption:1988
Elevation:596m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Oceanic crust (< 15 km)
Pop. within 5km:5682
Pop. within 10km:5682
Pop. within 30km:5810
Pop. within 100km:5810
Latitude:-4.523
Longitude:129.881



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
265090 Banda Api 16301 Uncertain Eruption 1614
265090 Banda Api 16395 Confirmed Eruption 3 ^ Historical Observations 1586/4/17
265090 Banda Api 16396 Confirmed Eruption 3 Historical Observations 1598 1602
265090 Banda Api 16397 Confirmed Eruption 3 ^ Historical Observations 1609
265090 Banda Api 16398 Confirmed Eruption 3 Historical Observations 1615/3/16 1615
265090 Banda Api 16399 Confirmed Eruption 3 ^ Historical Observations 1632/12/16
265090 Banda Api 16400 Confirmed Eruption 1 ? Historical Observations 1635/11/18
265090 Banda Api 16401 Confirmed Eruption 3 Historical Observations 1683
265090 Banda Api 16402 Confirmed Eruption 3 ^ Historical Observations 1690 1696/5/22
265090 Banda Api 16403 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1712 1712
265090 Banda Api 16404 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1722
265090 Banda Api 16405 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1749
265090 Banda Api 16406 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1762
265090 Banda Api 16407 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1765/4/19 1766
265090 Banda Api 16408 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1773/2/6
265090 Banda Api 16409 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1775
265090 Banda Api 16410 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1778
265090 Banda Api 16411 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1816/10/11 1816
265090 Banda Api 16412 Confirmed Eruption 2 Summit, south and NNW flanks Historical Observations 1820/6/11 1820/8/8
265090 Banda Api 16413 Confirmed Eruption 2 North side Historical Observations 1824/4/22 1824/6/28
265090 Banda Api 16414 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 1825 1831
265090 Banda Api 16415 Uncertain Eruption 1835
265090 Banda Api 16416 Uncertain Eruption 1855/12/29 1855/12/30
265090 Banda Api 16417 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1890/11/23 1890/11/23
265090 Banda Api 16418 Confirmed Eruption 2 Summit and north flank Historical Observations 1901/5/18
265090 Banda Api 16419 Uncertain Eruption 1902/3/20
265090 Banda Api 16420 Confirmed Eruption 3 ? Summit, north and south flanks Historical Observations 1988/5/9 1988/5/17
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Emission ID SO2 Kilotons Start Date End Date
128 250 1988/05/09 1988/05/09


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