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The geography of Indonesia is dominated by volcanoes that are formed due to subduction zones between the Eurasian plate and the Indo-Australian plate. Some of the volcanoes are notable for their eruptions, for instance, Krakatau for its global effects in 1883, Lake Toba for its supervolcanic eruption estimated to have occurred 74,000 Before Present which was responsible for six years of volcanic winter, and Mount Tambora for the most violent eruption in recorded history in 1815.


Helatoba-Tarutung
Helatoba-Tarutung hot springs in Sumatra

Helatoba-Tarutung is a group of sulfurous hot springs in the south of Lake Toba. It stretches 40 km long of the Renun-Toru geological fault zone. The last eruption was taken place during the Pleistocene age.

Location map of Helatoba-Tarutung

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Last revised on September 03, 2011
    
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