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Stratovolcano 1320 m (4,331 ft)
North Sulawesi & Sangihe Islands, Indonesia, 3.67°N / 125.5°ECurrent status
: normal or dormant
(1 out of 5)
| ReportsAwu volcano booksAwu 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, 2004Typical eruption style:
Highly explosive. Pyroclastic flows and lahars.Last earthquakes nearbyLatest satellite images
Awu volcano news & activity updates:
Fri, 13 May 2016, 15:49
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. ...more
Tue, 1 Dec 2015, 16:19
Awu's 2004 lava dome (image: PVMBG)
Last week, PVMBG raised the alert level of Indonesia's northernmost known active volcano a notch, as small signs of new unrest had been detected recently: mostly, this is an increase in shallow seismic activity since the summer and more pronounced since the middle of November. ...more
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