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Dukono volcano
Complex volcano 1185 m (3,888 ft)
Halmahera, Indonesia, 1.68°N / 127.88°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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Dukono volcano eruptions:
1933-ongoing (as of 2014), 1868(?), 1719, 1550
Typical eruption style:
Explosive and effusive (lava flows)
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Dukono volcano news & eruption updates

Dukono volcano (Halmahera Island, Indonesia): major ash plume reported, 45,000 ft altitude

Wednesday Dec 18, 2013 13:26 PM | BY: T
Update: The observed cloud was a large weather cloud, NOT an ash plume, VAAC Darwin confirmed. That means that the volcano, although in a state of semi-persistent strombolian to vulcanian activity, is currently NOT having an extraordinary large eruption.
Original post:
A major eruption might have occurred at the volcano this morning: an ash plume rising to 45,000 ft (14 km) altitude and extending more than 100 km to the NW was reported by VAAC Darwin at 07:32 GMT this morning. If this IS a volcanic ash plume and not an unusually large storm cloud, it means that a major, possibly sub-plinian eruption has occurred at the volcano. We will update this post when more information is available, or post comments.

The advisory states:
CLOUD OBSERVED GROWING OVER VOLCANO SUMMIT AT LATER TIME THAN OTHER CONVECTION. SUSPECTED LOW LEVEL PLUME ALSO OBSERVED ON VISIBLE IMAGERY. HIGH LEVEL HEIGHT DERIVED FROM MTSAT-2 IR IMAGE
AND 18/0000Z MENADO SOUNDING.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20131218/1700Z
Previous news
Saturday, Nov 30, 2013
SO2 plume at Dukono today (NOAA)
A dense SO2 plume is visible on the latest NOAA satellite data, suggesting that (the ongoing) activity (weak to moderate strombolian explosions) is elevated at the moment. ... read all
Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013
The semi-persistent explosive activity of strombolian to vulcanian type has been at elevated levels recently. The volcano produced ash plumes rising to 9,000 ft (2.7 km) altitude yesterday as well as this morning. read all
Friday, Oct 18, 2013
Elevated explosive activity (strombolian to vulcanian type) continues. An explosion this morning produced an ash plume rising to 7,000 ft altitude. ... read all
Monday, Oct 14, 2013
Sometimes strong strombolian to vulcanian-type explosions continue. An ash plume rose to 8,000 ft Saturday VAAC Darwin reported. ... read all
Thursday, Oct 10, 2013
Strombolian to vulcanian activity has been increasing apparently. Ash plumes reaching 7,000 ft (2.1 km) altitude have been observed again yesterday on satellite data. ... read all

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