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Satellite image of Gamalama volcano by (c) Google Earth View
Satellite image of Gamalama volcano by (c) Google Earth View
Gamalama volcano
Stratovolcano 1715 m / 5,627 ft
Halmahera, Indonesia, 0.8°N / 127.33°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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Gamalama volcano eruptions:
1510, 1538, 1561, 1605, 1635, 1643, 1648, 1653, 1659, 1676, 1686, 1687, 1737, 1739, 1763, 1770, 1771-72, 1773-74, 1775, 1811, 1812, 1814, 1830(?), 1831, 1833, 1835, 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841(?), 1842, 1843, 1844(?), 1845(?), 1846, 1847, 1847, 1849-50, 1858(?), 1860(?), 1862, 1863(?), 1864, 1864(?), 1868, 1868-69, 1871, 1884(?), 1895, 1896(?), 1897, 1898, 1900(?), 1907, 1911, 1918, 1923, 1932, 1933, 1938, 1962-63, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1990, 1991(?), May 1993-94, 1996, 2003 (31 July - 2 Oct), 2007-08, 2012, 2014
Typical eruption style:
Explosive.
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Gamalana volcano (Indonesia): eruption news & activity updates

Wed, 6 May 2020, 06:59
A white plume from Gamalama volcano yesterday (image: PVMBG)
According to PVMBG, surveillance cameras observed a white plume that rose 65-246 ft (20-75 m) above the summit crater and drifted south. Read more... read all
Thu, 11 Oct 2018, 20:07
No ash emissions have been observed in the last week, MAGMA Indonesia has lowered the Aviation Color Code to Yellow
Fri, 5 Oct 2018, 20:00
Satellite image of Gamalama volcano on 5 Oct 2018
Fri, 5 Oct 2018, 02:00
Thu, 4 Oct 2018, 16:59
Gamalama volcano this morning (image: MAGMA Indonesia / twitter)
A new and minor eruption has occurred at the volcano today with small ash emissions to 2.1km (7,000ft). According to the volcano observatory, this was a phreatic (steam-blast) eruption which involves no fresh magma.
Seismic recording at Gamalama showing the eruption
Thu, 4 Oct 2018, 04:00
Satellite image of Gamalama volcano on 4 Oct 2018
Fri, 5 Aug 2016, 07:52
Small ash emissions from the volcano have continued yesterday and in the night. Due to the hazard of new ash falls, the airport remains closed today and is scheduled to reopen tomorrow morning at 11:00 am local time. Read more... read all
Wed, 3 Aug 2016, 09:14
Explosion at Gamalama volcano (image: ITN News)
A small eruption occurred at the volcano this morning. An explosion created an ash plume that rose approx. 600 m above the crater. The Babullah airport of Ternate island was closed due to the ash plume and is scheduled to reopen tomorrow morning at 10:00 am. Read more... read all
Wed, 11 Nov 2015, 17:10
PVMBG reported that during 1 August-4 November seismicity at Gamalama fluctuated, and was dominated by hybrid earthquakes and signals indicating emissions. 3 periods of increased seismicity were recorded during 3-5 and 11-19 August, and 8-22 October, though seismicity declined overall. Read more... read all
Tue, 8 Sep 2015, 15:00
Ash plume from this morning's eruption at Gamalama volcano (image: Leopold Kennedy Adam ‏@LeopoldAdam / twitter)
A new eruption occurred at the volcano this morning at 07:53 local time. An explosion produced an ash plume that rose approx. 1.5 km above the summit and drifted NE and dispersed quickly. The Ternate airport was temporarily closed. Read more...

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