Gamalana volcano (Indonesia): eruption news & activity updates
Gamalama volcano (Halmahera, Indonesia) activity update
Monday Dec 22, 2014 18:44 PM | BY: T
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.
All persons that had been missing immediately after the eruption have been found, fortunately there were no victims, only 4 injured (by falling during escape).
Ash fall has been causing small problems in Ternate where over 45,000 dust masks were distributed. The airport is still closed.
Saturday, Dec 20, 2014
The volcano, one of the most active in the region, erupted unexpectedly last night (Thursday evening, 22:41 local time). ... [more]
Monday, Sep 17, 2012
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]
Thursday, Feb 02, 2012
CVGHM lowered the Alert Level for Gamalama from 3 to 2 (on a scale of 1-4) on 24 January based on visual observations of white plumes rising as high as 100 m above the crater and a decrease in seismicity since the last eruption on 23 December 2011. ... [more]
Sunday, Jan 01, 2012
At least 3 people were killed by mud flows. 1,000-2,600 more were evacuated from several villages on 27-28 December, when heavy rainfall turned fresh ash deposits into devastating mud flows. Most damage was in the villages of Tubo and Tofure and along the Togorara and Marikurubu rivers. [more]
Monday, Dec 12, 2011
Eruptions are continuing at Gamalana volcano, consisting of moderate to strong ash explosions, as observed by our correspondant on location. Volcanologist Mr Kristianto, head/coordinator of all observatory post in eastern Indonesia, reports 4 explosions on 4 December and numerous volcanic earthquakes. The daily status update reads: ... [more]