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Halmahera, Dukono volcano

Halmahera, Dukono volcano


Country: Indonesia
Subregion Name: Halmahera (Indonesia)
Volcano Number: 0608-01=
Volcano Type: Complex volcano
Volcano Status: Historical
Last Known Eruption: 2011 (in or after)
Summit Elevation: 1335 m 4,380 feet
Latitude: 1.68°N 1°41’0″N
Longitude: 127.88°E 127°53’0″E
Reports from this remote volcano in northernmost Halmahera are rare, but Dukono has been one of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes. More-or-less continuous explosive eruptions, sometimes accompanied by lava flows, occurred from 1933 until at least the mid-1990s, when routine observations were curtailed. During a major eruption in 1550, a lava flow filled in the strait between Halmahera and the north-flank cone of Gunung Mamuya. Dukono is a complex volcano presenting a broad, low profile with multiple summit peaks and overlapping craters. Malupang Wariang, 1 km SW of Dukono’s summit crater complex, contains a 700 x 570 m crater that has also been active during historical time.

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