Kendil cone (Dieng Plateau, Central-Java)

The Dieng Plateau, or the The Dieng Volcanic complex, consists of two or more stratovolcanoes and more than 20 small craters and cones of Pleistocene-to-Holocene age over a 6 x 14 km area. There are
numerous surface manifestations of hydrothermal activity, including lakes, fumaroles/solfatara and hotsprings. The last magmatic (as of 2019) eruption, thought to have occurred in the Dieng Volcanic Complex was at the Pakuwaja cone, during a eruption in 18th Century.The area is also known for the development of geothermal resources and lethal outbursts of gas. Scattered temples are the witnesses of the ancient Hindu culture that once reigned.

 

References/source used in this article:

-Eruptive History of the Dieng Mountains Region, Central Java, and Potentian Hazards from future Eruption. Open-File report 1983. USGS/PVMBG.

 

Kendil cone

Kendil cone supposedly has two craters. It is located NW of Pakuwaja. Kendil is also sometimes referred to as a dome. Prehistoric phreatic eruptions have occurred here.

The Kendil cone seen as the first peak, in the foreground, on this photo. In the background you see a broad view of the Dieng Plateau.

A crater situated on the upper part of the cone of Kendil.


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