Mount Kerinci Volcano is The Highest Volcano in Indonesia

Mount Kerinci Volcano (also spelled "Kerintji", known as the Mountain Tower, Volcano Kurinci, Kerinchi, Korinci or Indrapura Peak) is the highest mountain in Sumatra, the highest volcano in Indonesia, and the highest peak in Indonesia outside Papua. Mount Kerinci is a type Statovolcano volcano is still active and last erupted in 2009. Mount Kerinci located in Jambi and West Sumatra, in the mountains mountain chain, near the west coast and is located about 130 km south of Padang.

Identity Mount Kerinci Volcano:
Name: Mount Kerinci
Type: stratovolcano
Shape: Cone
Altitude: 3,805 m asl
Length: 25 km (16 miles)
Width: 13 km (8 miles)
Status: Active. Type A
Last eruption: 2009
Eruption Type: Type of Hawaii
Eruption Type: Explosive Eruption
Bow / Volcanic Belt: Ring of Fire
The first climb: Von Hasselt and Veth in the Year 1877
The easiest route: grit Tuo

The mountain is surrounded by dense forest Kerinci National Park (TNKS) and is a habitat for the Sumatran tiger and Sumatran rhinoceros, sumatra travel . Mount Kerinci Volcano can be reached by road from Edinburgh to the Full River through Bangko. Can also be reached from Padang, Lubuk Linggau and Bengkulu, the aircraft can land in Jambi or Padang.

Panorama of natural beauty with a wealth of flora and fauna can be found from the plains to the summit of Mount Kerinci, not only to be enjoyed but excellent as a place of research and education, this is one of sumatra tours package. The top of Mount Kerinci located at an altitude of 3805 m above sea level, here visitors can see the beautiful scenery in the distance stretched the city of Jambi, the city of Padang and Bengkulu, even the vast Indian Ocean can be seen clearly. Mount Kerinci has a crater measuring 400 x 120 meters and filled with water that has a green color. On the east side of the lake there Bento, swamp water clearly the highest in Sumatra. Behind there is a crater of Mount Seven with a very beautiful almost untouched.

read about: gunung leuser national park

Topography condition
Mount Kerinci Volcano conical with a width of 13 km (8 miles) long and 25 km (16 miles), stretching from north to south. At its peak in the northeast side there is a crater as deep as 600 meters (1,969 feet) of water is green. Until now, the crater measuring 400 x 120 meters is still active status. Mount Kerinci included as part of the Kerinci National Park (TNKS). TNKS is a conservation area which has an area of 1.48465 million hectares and is located in the four provinces, which mostly are in the province of Jambi. TNKS itself is part of the Bukit Barisan Mountains stretching from north to south of the island of Sumatra. Mount Kerinci is active A TIPA mountain located about 130 kilometers south of Padang.

Flora and fauna
Plant lowland dominated by several types of mahogany, there is also a giant plant Rafflesia flower, Rafflesia Arnoldi and suweg giant Amorphophallus titanum, as well as evergreen trees also grow on Mount Kerinci. With Leuser National Park, this park was blocked by Lake Toba and canyons sihanok that some animals that do not exist in Leuser Park is here like Tapir (Tapirus indicus) and Couscous (Tarsius bancanus). At Mount Kerinci Sumatra there are many unique animals such as elephants, Sumatran rhinoceros, Sumatran tigers, bears, leopards, except orangutans. Various primates such as apes, gibbons, long-tailed monkeys and Presbytis melaphopos. Also in Mount Kerinci Volcano also there are approximately 140 species of birds.

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-- RohanRey - 19 Jan 2016
Topic revision: r1 - 19 Jan 2016, RohanRey
 

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