Mount Dempo

Mount Dempo
Gunung Dempo
Mount Dempo in 2018
Highest point
Elevation3,142 m (10,308 ft)[1][2]
Prominence2,450 m (8,040 ft)[2][3]
Coordinates4°00′57″S 103°07′42″E / 4.01583°S 103.12833°E / -4.01583; 103.12833[2]
Mount Dempo is located in Sumatra
Mount Dempo
Mount Dempo
Sumatra, Indonesia
Mount Dempo is located in Indonesia
Mount Dempo
Mount Dempo
Mount Dempo (Indonesia)
Parent rangeBukit Barisan
Mountain typeStratovolcano
Last eruption28 July 2023

Mount Dempo is the highest stratovolcano in South Sumatra province that rises above Pasumah Plain near Pagar Alam and adjacent with Bengkulu Province. Seven craters are found around the summit. A 400-metre (1,300 ft) wide lake is found at the north-west end of the crater complex.[1][4]

Activities present been in 2009 and most recently, May 31, 2022. Historical activity has been confined to being small-to-moderate explosive activity that produced ashfall near the volcano.[1]

At 1:54 AM (GMT+7), a small phreatic explosion occurred causing small pyroclastic flows to ride down the northwest slope a few hundred meters downward, resulting to no injuries nor any damage to the surrounding landscape other than the volcano itself, lasting no more than 239s/3m59s.

The Royal Rotterdam Lloyd Dutch shipping company named and operated a fine passenger liner named 'Dempo' from 1931 to 1944 between Europe and South Asia.

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Dempo". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2006-12-28.
  2. ^ a b c "Mountains of the Indonesian Archipelago" gives an elevation of 3,159 m and a prominence of 2,446 m for Mount Dempo. Retrieved 2012-02-06.
  3. ^ "Dempo, Indonesia" Retrieved 2012-02-06.
  4. ^ "Semuanya Terbayar saat Tiba di Puncak Gunung Dempo". April 24, 2012. Archived from the original on September 9, 2012.

External links

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