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Volcanoes of Java and the Lesser Sunda Islands

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September 29th, 2012 Category: Volcanoes

Indonesia – August 31st, 2012

The chain of islands on the right side of this image belong to the northern archipelago of the Lesser Sunda Islands, including Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa, Flores and Wetar. The archipelago is volcanic in origin, with a number of still active volcanoes, such as Mount Rinjani on Lombok. Others, however, such as Kelimutu, on Flores, are extinct.

Visible on the left side of the image, west of the Lesser Sunda Islands chain, is the island of Java. Formed mostly as the result of volcanic eruptions, Java is the 13th largest island in the world and the fifth largest island in Indonesia. A chain of volcanic mountains, easily visible in this image, forms an east-west spine along the island.

Islands of Indonesia from Java to Lombok

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February 15th, 2012 Category: Volcanoes

Indonesia - February 9th, 2012

This orthorectified wide-swath ASAR image shows several islands in Indonesia: (from left to right) Java (mainly East Java), Bali and Lombok. Also visible at the top are Madura (left) and Saubi (right).

East Java is a province of Indonesia. It is located on the eastern part of the island of Java and includes neighboring Madura and islands to its east (the Kangean and Sapudi groups) and to its north (Bawean and the Masalembu Islands). The provincial capital is Surabaya, the second largest city in Indonesia and a major industrial center and port.

Many volcanic peaks can be seen on the islands. One of the most prominent is Mount Rinjani, on Lombok, visible near the right edge. This active volcano on Lombok rises to 3726 m, making it the second highest volcano in Indonesia. On the top of the volcano is a 6 km by 8.5 km caldera, partially filled by Segara Anak (Child of the Sea) lake. This lake is approximately 2000 metres above sea level and estimated at 200 metres deep.

Volcanoes on Indonesian Island Chain

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January 4th, 2012 Category: Volcanoes

Indonesia - December 22nd, 2011

This orthorectified wide-swath ASAR image shows several islands in Indonesia: (from left to right) Java, Bali, Lombok and Sumbawa. Also visible at the top are Madura (left) and Saubi (center).

Many volcanic peaks can be seen on the islands. One of the most prominent is Mount Rinjani, on Lombok. This active volcano on Lombok rises to 3726 m, making it the second highest volcano in Indonesia. On the top of the volcano is a 6 km by 8.5 km caldera, partially filled by Segara Anak (Child of the Sea) lake. This lake is approximately 2000 metres above sea level and estimated at 200 metres deep.

 

Mount Rinjani and Ripples Between Indonesian Islands – December 16th, 2011

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December 16th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Volcanoes

Indonesia - December 11th, 2011

This orthorectified wide-swath ASAR image focuses on Bali, an Indonesian island located in the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between Java to the west (left edge) and Lombok to the east (right edge).

Of particular note on the islands are many volcanic peaks. One of the most prominent is Mount Rinjani, an active volcano on Lombok. It rises to 3726 m, making it the second highest volcano in Indonesia. On the top of the volcano is a 6 km by 8.5 km caldera, which is filled partially by the crater lake known as Segara Anak (Child of the Sea). This lake is approximately 2000 metres above sea level and estimated at 200 metres deep.

Visible at the top edge in the upper right quadrant is Saubi, one of the islands of the Kangean Archipelago. Administratively, the island is located in East Java, Indonesia. Multiple parallel rows of semicircular ripples can be seen spreading northwards from Bali and Lombok towards Saubi.

The Lesser Sunda Islands

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June 28th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Lesser Sunda Islands - June 23rd, 2009

Lesser Sunda Islands - June 23rd, 2009

The Lesser Sunda Islands, also called the Nusa Tenggara, are a group of islands in the middle-south part of Maritime Southeast Asia. Together with the Greater Sunda Islands to the west they make up the Sunda Islands. The islands are part of a volcanic arc, the Sunda Arc, formed by subduction along the Java Trench.

The Lesser Sunda Islands consist of two geologically distinct archipelagos. The northern archipelago, which includes Flores (left, center), Sumbawa (full image, west of Flores),  Lombok (full image, west of Sumbawa), Bali (full image, left edge) and Wetar, is volcanic in origin.

The islands of the southern archipelago, on the other hand, including Sumba (left edge, below center), Timor (right edge, center) and Babar, are non-volcanic.

Lying at the collision of two tectonic plates, the Lesser Sunda Islands comprise some of the most geologically complex and active regions in the world. Biodiversity and distribution is affected by various tectonic activities.

The Lesser Sunda Islands differ from the large islands of Java or Sumatra containing many small islands as well as deep oceanic trenches. Flora and fauna immigration between islands is restricted, leading to the evolution of a high rate of localized species.

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