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Satellite image of Gamalama volcano by (c) Google Earth View
Stratovolcano 1715 m / 5,627 ft
Halmahera, Indonesia, 0.8°N / 127.33°ECurrent status
(2 out of 5)Gamalama webcams / live data
| ReportsGamalama volcano books | ToursGamalama 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, 2014Typical eruption style:
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Gamalana volcano (Indonesia): eruption news & activity updates
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. ...more
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. ...more
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. ...more
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. ...more
Sat, 8 Aug 2015, 11:05
On 4 August, BNPB reported that Gamalama continued to erupt, although with low intensity. Tremor was continuous. ...more
Mon, 20 Jul 2015, 12:05
Several explosions during 18-19 July produced white-and-gray plumes that rose 300-800 m and drifted NW. A preliminary count of refugees showed there were 1,505 people (450 families) displaced by the eruption. Ash deposits were 1.5-6 mm thick in northwestern villages.
Thu, 16 Jul 2015, 23:16
A phreatic explosion occurred yesterday (16 July) at 10 am local time, producing an ash plume that rose 1500 m. Ternate's airport was temporarily closed following the eruption. ...more
Mon, 22 Dec 2014, 18:44
Intermittent ash emissions continue from the volcano. As it is unknown whether the eruption will dwindle down or increase, an exclusion zone of 2.5 km radius around the summit is in place. ...more
Sat, 20 Dec 2014, 00:29
Ash emissions from Gamalana Friday morning (Image @WorldVision / twitter)
The volcano, one of the most active in the region, erupted unexpectedly last night (Thursday evening, 22:41 local time). ...more
Mon, 17 Sep 2012, 07:16
Two separate explosions occurred at Gamalama volcano on Ternate Island yesterday at 13.22 and 14.15 local time. The eruption followed an increase in seismic activity and triggered PVMBG to raise the alert level to 3 (out of 4) "Siaga". According to the newspaper Liputan6 people have not heard the explosion, but only saw an ash plume rise. ...more
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