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Mount Talang

Coordinates: 00°58′42″S 100°40′46″E / 0.97833°S 100.67944°E / -0.97833; 100.67944
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Gunung Talang
Talang, July 2007
Highest point
Elevation2,597 m (8,520 ft)[1]
Coordinates00°58′42″S 100°40′46″E / 0.97833°S 100.67944°E / -0.97833; 100.67944[1]
Talang is located in Indonesia
West Sumatra, Indonesia
Talang is located in Sumatra
Talang (Sumatra)
Mountain typeStratovolcano
Last eruptionNovember to December 2007[1]

Mount Talang (Indonesian: Gunung Talang) (2,597 m [8,520 ft]) is an active stratovolcano in West Sumatra, Indonesia. Talang has two crater lakes on its flanks, the largest of which is 1 by 2 kilometres (0.62 mi × 1.24 mi) wide and is called Lake Talang.

According to the Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program, Mount Talang has had eight confirmed eruptions between 1833 and 1968.[1] A minor eruption followed in April 2005, over 25,000 inhabitants of the local area being evacuated due to fears of further volcanic eruptions. Geologists say that the eruption in April 2005 is connected to the devastating December 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.[2]

The pitcher plant Nepenthes talangensis is named after the mountain and is thought to be endemic to its upper slopes.[3][4]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Talang". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2020-10-10.
  2. ^ "Indonesian Volcanoes Erupt; Thousands Evacuated". Voice of America. 29 October 2009. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  3. ^ Nerz, J. & A. Wistuba 1994. Five new taxa of Nepenthes (Nepenthaceae) from North and West Sumatra Archived 2011-08-05 at the Wayback Machine. Carnivorous Plant Newsletter 23(4): 101–114.
  4. ^ Clarke, C.M. 2001. Nepenthes of Sumatra and Peninsular Malaysia. Natural History Publications (Borneo), Kota Kinabalu.