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Encyclopedia > Mount Kerinci
Kerinci
Elevation: 12,467 ft (3,800 m)
Latitude: 1° 48′ 50″ S
Longitude: 101° 52′ 15″ E
Location: Sumatra, Indonesia
Type: Stratovolcano

Mount Kerinci is the highest mountain of Sumatra, Indonesia, located in the Kerinci Seblat national park. It is a volcano that is still active occasionally. The obsidian produced by eruptions of this mountain was used to fashion tools in the prehistoric period. Elevation has several related meanings: Geography The elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or possibly some other fixed point). ... Latitude, denoted φ, gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the Equator. ... Map of Earth showing curved lines of longitude Longitude, sometimes denoted λ, describes the location of a place on Earth east or west of a north-south line called the Prime Meridian. ... Sumatra (also spelled Sumatara and Sumatera) is the sixth largest island of the world (approximately 470,000 km²) and is the largest part of Indonesia. ... The Republic of Indonesia is located in the Malay Archipelago, the worlds largest archipelago, between Indochina and Australia, between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. ... Mountains can be characterized in several ways. ... View of Mount Rainier, a stratovolcano. ... Mount Cook, a mountain in New Zealand A mountain is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain in a limited area. ... Top stone is obsidian, below that is pumice and in lower right hand is rhyolite (light color) Obsidian is a type of naturally occurring glass, produced from volcanoes when the right kind of lava cools rapidly, e. ...


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Mount Kerinci - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (246 words)
Mount Kerinci (also spelled "Kerintji", among several other ways, and referred to as Gunung Kerinci, Gadang, Berapi Kurinci, Kerinchi, Korinci, or Peak of Indrapura as well) is the highest volcano in Indonesia, and the highest peak in Sumatra.
Kerinci is more active than most Indonesian volcanoes, with nearly annual phreatic explosions.
Kerinci last erupted in 1970, and continues to spew clouds of sulphurous smoke, with plumes reaching as high as 1000 m above the summit.
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