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Transcript of Galunggung
Images from Shutterstock.com Volcano Galunggung 1882 The eruption was responsible for 4,001 deaths and 114 destroyed villages.
Galungung is a strato/composite volcano, which means it can explode or flow. It has caused the 8th most volcano related deaths in history and the 4th most in Indonesia. The main cause of death/destruction was (lahar) mud flows. There is one crater, a caldera, and new vents are forming often. It is 393 feet wider than it is tall. it is 7113 feet wide and 6720 feet tall. Active Volcano Galunggung Galunggung area Galunggung is in Indonesia. It is located
on the ring of fire and a convergent boundary. It was created by two plates crashing together and one plate sinking, melting, and pushing up magma. Galunggung is still active today. The last major eruption on Galunggung was in 1984, which had a Volcanic Explosivity Index of 4 and killed 35 people. It erupts every forty to seventy years. It was an explosive vulcanian eruption. It does have pyroclastic flows. The type of lava it shoots out are called lava blocks. Few people still live near Galunggung. It took around a year for them to reinhabit the destroyed area. The monitors have been mostly successful since 1918. They have monthly inspections. Monitoring By: Peter FitzSimons Bibliography "Mt.Galunggung 1882" Online. 30 October 2012 <https://thegeosphere.pbworks.com/w/page/24743016/1882%20Mt%20Galunggung,%20Indonesia>
"The deadliest volcanic eruptions" Online. 30 October 2012