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Semarang and Numerous Stratovolcanoes in Java, Indonesia – November 17th, 2011

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November 17th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Volcanoes

Indonesia - November 8th, 2011

This APM image shows the city of Semarang, located on the northern coast of Java, Indonesia. It is the capital of the province of Central Java. It has an area of 305.17 km² and a population of approximately 1.5 million people, making it Indonesia’s 9th most populous city. The northern part of the city is built on the coastal plain while the southern parts are on higher ground.

Visible in the lower half of the image are a series of volcanic peaks. In a curved line due south of the city are four stratovolcanoes (from north to south): the deeply eroded Mount Ungaran, Mount Telomoyo, the dormant Mount Merbabu and the active Mount Merapi. In the lower left quadrant are Mount Sundoro (left) and Mount Sumbing (right), both of which are active stratovolcanoes.

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