Selasa, 15 Juli 2008

Mounth Patuha Volcano

Patuha volcano is located SW of Bandung and contains two craters 600 m apart. Lahar deposits have been found 20 km NE of the volcano.Two craters adorn the summit of Patuha Volcano. The dry crater of Kawah Patuha lies 600 meters northwest of Kawah Putih, a crater lake with approximately 8 meters of water depth. Kawah Putih crater lake represents a relatively stable volcanic system, with no records of magmatic or phreatic activity since A.D. 1600. Nevertheless, magmatic activity manifests itself in Kawah Putih as the hyperacid lakewater solution that results from condensation of SO2, H2S, and HCl gases near the lake bottom.

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