Banda Api

BANDA API

Banda Api is a small but very active island volcano in the remote Banda islands. It has been observed and written about for centuries since it was a key location for the trading of spice when the British, Dutch and Portuguese sought the vast quantities of nutmeg on these islands – particularly Run / Rhun island. The last major eruption was in 1988 but there remains minor fumarole activity near the summit.

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Toplana (Totaniwel)

Facts Elevation: 1,329 m (4,360 ft) Prominence: 1,029 m Ribu category: Kurang Tinggi Province: Maluku (Moluccas) Google Earth: kml Rating: Other names: none Bagging It! We know very little about this peak. Please contact us if you can provide any information. Practicalities Getting there: Unknown Accommodation: Unknown Permits: Unknown – take a photocopy of your […]

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Salahutu

Facts Elevation: 1,023 m (3,356 ft) Prominence: 1,023 m Ribu category: Kurang Tinggi Province: Maluku (Moluccas) Google Earth: kml Rating: Other names: the highest peak in the range may have a different name Photos Bagging It! The Salahutu mountains are the highest peaks of Ambon island, with two over 1000 metres high. Although that does […]

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Kapalatmada

Facts Elevation: 2,700 m (8,858 ft) Prominence: 2,700 m Ribu category: Tinggi Sedang Province: Maluku (Moluccas) Google Earth: kml Rating: Other names: Kaplamada, Kapalamadan, Kepala Madan Bagging It! This Ribu is the highest point of Buru island. Almost certainly not climbed in recent decades. The name may even be incorrect – there is another high […]

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Binaiya

Facts Elevation: 3,027 m (9,931 ft) Prominence: 3,027 m Ribu category: Sangat Tinggi Province: Maluku (Moluccas) Google Earth: kml Rating: Other names: Binaia Photos Bagging It! This increasingly-popular Ribu is the highest peak on the island of Seram and is part of the Manusela National Park. Fly from Jakarta to Ambon and take a boat […]

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Manuk

Facts Elevation: 282 m (925 ft) Prominence: 282 m Ribu category: Spesial Province: Maluku (Moluccas) Google Earth: kml Rating: Other names: none Photos Bagging It! The small steep-sided island of Manuk is the easternmost volcano in the arcuate Banda volcanic arc. The 282-m-high truncated andesitic cone rises 3000 m from the sea floor. No confirmed […]

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Laworkawra

Facts Elevation: 781 m (2,562 ft) Prominence: 781 m Ribu category: Spesial Province: Maluku (Moluccas) Google Earth: kml Rating: Other names: Nila Eruptions: 1903, 1932, 1964, 1968 Bagging It! The 5 x 6 km Nila Island in the Banda Sea is comprised of a low-rimmed caldera whose rim is breached at sea level on the […]

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Serawerna

Facts Elevation: 655 m (2,149 ft) Prominence: 655 m Ribu category: Spesial Province: Maluku (Moluccas) Google Earth: kml Rating: Other names: Teon, Teun Eruptions: 1659-60, 1663, 1693, 1904 Bagging It! Teon, an elongated island in the southwestern Banda arc, is also known as Serawerna, the name of its active crater. Another smaller crater is located […]

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Gunungapi Wetar

Facts Elevation: 282 m (925 ft) Prominence: 282 m Ribu category: Spesial Province: Maluku (Moluccas) Google Earth: kml Rating: Other names: none Eruptions: 1512, 1699 Bagging It! Gunungapi Wetar volcano forms an isolated island in the Banda Sea north of Wetar Island. The small circular island reaches only 282 m above the sea surface but […]

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Wuarlapna

Facts Elevation: 641 m (2,103 ft) Prominence: 641 m Ribu category: Spesial Province: Maluku (Moluccas) Google Earth: kml Rating: Other names: Serua Eruptions: 1683, 1687, 1693-94, 1844-46, 1858-59, 1919, 1921 Bagging It! The small 2 x 4 km island of Serua is the emergent summit of a volcano rising 3600 m above the Banda Sea […]

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