Galunggung is a stratovolcano located in West-Java near the city of Tasikmalaya. It last erupted in 1984. An earlier eruption in 1982 was considered a VEI-4 eruption.
The forested slopes of 2168-m-high Galunggung volcano in western Java are cut by a large horseshoe-shaped caldera breached to the SE that has served to channel the products of recent eruptions in that direction. The “Ten Thousand Hills of Tasikmalaya” dotting the plain below the volcano are debris-avalanche hummocks from the collapse that formed the breached caldera about 4200 years ago. Although historical eruptions, restricted to the central vent near the caldera headwall, have been infrequent, they have caused much devastation. The first historical eruption in 1822 produced pyroclastic flows and lahars that killed over 4000 persons.
Read more in depth information about Sinabung volcano at:The Smithsonian’s Global Volcanism Program
2th May 2014
Photos: 12 available in format/size: RAW/JPG – 5472 x 3648 pixels. 75+ photos not presented on the webpage.
Summary of visit: Visited a brief morning on the 2th of May. The weather was fairly good so was also able to get some aerial photos from my quadrocopter.