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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:
Explosive.Last earthquakes nearbyLatest satellite images
Gamalana volcano (Indonesia): eruption news & activity updates
Gamalama volcano (Ternate Island, Indonesia): new explosion this morning
Tuesday Sep 08, 2015 15:00 PM | BY: T
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.
It is not clear whether the explosion was involving fresh magma or only phreatic in origin (driven by steam). The official alert level of the volcano remains at 2 (on a scale from 1 to 4) and an exclusion zone of 1.5 km radius around the summit is in place.
Saturday, Aug 08, 2015
On 4 August, BNPB reported that Gamalama continued to erupt, although with low intensity. Tremor was continuous. ...
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.
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. ...
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. ...
Saturday, Dec 20, 2014
The volcano, one of the most active in the region, erupted unexpectedly last night (Thursday evening, 22:41 local time). ...
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