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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

Gamalana volcano (Ternate Island, Indonesia): mild activity continues

Saturday Aug 08, 2015 11:05 AM | BY: T

On 4 August, BNPB reported that Gamalama continued to erupt, although with low intensity. Tremor was continuous.
The Alert Level remained at 2 (on a scale of 1-4); visitors and residents were warned not to approach the crater within a radius of 1.5 km. The total number of evacuees in shelters was 1,791.
Based on local observations, a SIGMET and wind data, and satellite images, the Darwin VAAC reported that an ash plume drifted over 20 km NW on 4 August.
Previous news
Monday, Jul 20, 2015
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. [more]
Thursday, Jul 16, 2015
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]
Monday, Dec 22, 2014
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]
Ash emissions from Gamalana Friday morning (Image @WorldVision / twitter)
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]

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