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Awu volcano
Stratovolcano 1320 m (4,331 ft)
North Sulawesi & Sangihe Islands, Indonesia, 3.67°N / 125.5°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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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
Typical eruption style:

Highly explosive. Pyroclastic flows and lahars.


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Awu volcano news & activity updates:

Awu Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA TO FL060 EXT N. to 6000 ft (1800 m)

Sunday Aug 04, 2019 05:30 AM | BY: VN

Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 6000 ft (1800 m) altitude or flight level 060 and is moving at 15 kts in N direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVAU03 at 05:15 UTC, 04/08/19 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190804/0520Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: AWU 267040
PSN: N0340 E12530
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1320M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/1
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA TO FL060 EXT N.
OBS VA DTG: 04/0520Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL060 N0338 E12533 - N0338 E12523 - N0443
E12506 - N0447 E12545 - N0446 E12545 MOV N 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 04/1120Z SFC/FL060 N0339 E12532 - N0338
E12522 - N0445 E12503 - N0447 E12545
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 04/1720Z SFC/FL060 N0338 E12533 - N0338
E12524 - N0446 E12504 - N0448 E12545
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 04/2320Z SFC/FL060 N0338 E12533 - N0338
E12522 - N0445 E12505 - N0447 E12545
RMK: VA CLEARLY SEEN ON VIS AND RGB SAT IMAGERY EXT TO N.
DIFFICULT TO GET IR TEMP DUE TO WEAK VA PLUME.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20190804/1120Z

Previous news
Volcanic hazard map of Awu volcano (VSI)
Friday, May 13, 2016
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]
Awu's 2004 lava dome (image: PVMBG)
Tuesday, Dec 01, 2015
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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