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Volcanic hazard map of Awu volcano (VSI)
VSI raised the alert level of the volcano from 2 ("waspada") to 3 ("siaga" = eruption warning) yesterday - presumably because of increased seismic activity observed. ... read all
 

Awu volcano

Stratovolcano 1320 m (4,331 ft)
Sulawesi & Sangihe Islands, Indonesia, 3.67°N / 125.5°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Last update: 27 Feb 2020 (Volcanic Ash Advisory)
Typical eruption style:

Highly explosive. Pyroclastic flows and lahars.


Awu volcano eruptions: 1640(?), 1646, 1699(?), 1711, 1812, 1856, 1875, 1883, 1885, 1892, 1893, 1913, 1921, 1922, 1930-31, 1966 (large sub-Plinian explosion), 1968(?), 1992, 2004
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Thu, 3 Sep 2020
Thu, 3 Sep 06:21 UTCM 4.4 / 155 km25 kmTalaud Islands, Indonesia
Sat, 30 May 2020
Sat, 30 May 13:37 UTCM 3.8 / 20 km17 kmTalaud Islands, Indonesia
Sat, 30 May 13:34 UTCM 3.3 / 36 km6 kmTalaud Islands, Indonesia
Sat, 1 Feb 2020
Sat, 1 Feb 19:54 UTCM 3.6 / 33 km28 km198 km S 28° E of Sarangani (Davao Occidental) (Indonesia)
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The massive Gunung Awu stratovolcano occupies the northern end of Great Sangihe Island, the largest of the Sangihe arc. Deep valleys that form passageways for lahars dissect the flanks of the 1320-m-high volcano, which was constructed within a 4.5-km-wide caldera.

Background:

Awu is one of Indonesia's deadliest volcanoes; powerful explosive eruptions in 1711, 1812, 1856, 1892, and 1966 produced devastating pyroclastic flows and lahars that caused more than 8000 cumulative fatalities during 5 eruptions (in 1711, 1812, 1856, 1892 and 1966).
Awu contained a summit crater lake that was 1 km wide and 172 m deep in 1922, but was largely ejected during the 1966 eruption.

The eruption in 2004 prompted the evacuation of 27,000 people, but the eruption eventually did not escalate into a major event.

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See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
The crater of Awu and its lava dome over the past century (VSI)
The crater of Awu and its lava dome over the past century (VSI)

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