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Transcript of Mt. Galunggung
This eruption caused long term effects like property damage, lost of loved ones and deaths of wildlife.
Story of Eruption
Galunggung erupted four times. The first time it erupted occurred in 1822 and that was the most deadliest eruption. In West Java, Indonesia, October 1882 Galunggung erupted. The eruption killed 4,011 people and destroyed 114 villages. The city of Tasikmalaya was affected. The Main causes of deaths were ash in the air and mud flows.
ash extended up to 6 miles away from the volcano.
everything within 6 miles away was covered in ash
This eruption was measured as a 5 on the volcanic explosive index.(VEI)
After an eruption lava plugs up the crater, than when the volcano erupts again the plug of lava shoots out.
Mt. Galunggung is an active volcano. Galunggung erupts on average of about every 41 years. So yes their is future danger of this volcano erupting again. Volcanolgiste check the volcano for signs of volcanic activity monthly.
By: Alexis Griffin
Vol XCIII, No. 311
Location of Volcano
About Mt. Galunggung
Volcano Galunggung is located in west Java Indonesia on a convergent boundary, on the pacific Ring of Fire. Volcano type: Stratovolcano which means it's a large steep volcano built up of layers of lava and ash cinders oldest eruption: 1822
Notable feature(s): Volcanic lightning
Most recent eruption: 1984
The eruption of 1822 was the 10th deadliest in the world.
When Galunggung first started erupting it erupted lava and boiling water
It has a horse shoe crater on the top which shows that it was formed my a landslide
Most scientists thought That Galunggung was formed by a lahar.
Mt. Galunggung is also called " The Golden Crater"