Batu Tara

Batu Tara is a stratovolcano located on the small isolated island known as Komba. It has a large central summit crater 900 x 700 meters in diameter, often giving impressive displays of strombolian eruptions. The volcano’s eruptive activity has currently ceased.

Location: Flores Sea, Indonesia
Coordinates: -7.789045, 123.586703
Volcano Type: Stratovolcano
Eruptive history:

Dec 2015-Present – Intermittent gas emissions. No explosive eruptions observed.

Nov 2015 – Eruptive activity ceased.

2006-2015 – After many years of inactivity, Batu Tara erupted producing a large ash plume. The volcano continued to produce impressive strombolian eruptions at 15 minute intervals.

1850’s – Eruption producing lava flows and dense columns of tephra.


Batu Tara Volcano