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Stratovolcano 1635 m / 5,364 ft
Halmahera, Indonesia, 1.38°N / 127.52°ECurrent status
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| ReportsGamkonora volcano booksGamkonora volcano eruptions:
1564, 1673 (possibly very large Plinian eruption), 1885, 1911, 1917, 1926, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1981, 1987, 2007, 2013Typical eruption style:
Explosive.Last earthquakes nearbyLatest satellite images
Satellite image of Gamkonora volcano (by Google Earth View)
Wed, 11 Nov 2015, 17:13
PVMBG reported that observers at the Gamkonora observation post in Gamsungi (6 km NW), West Halmahera, reported that during 1 August-3 November diffuse white plumes rose up to 70 m above the crater rim. ...more
Mon, 27 May 2013, 14:38
Increased earthquake activity has triggered an eruption alert by VSI, who raised the volcano's status to 3 ("Siaga", "warning") out of 4 this morning. Indonesian volcanologists reported that the degassing plume from the summit crater of the volcano has turned dark, which suggests the presence of ash (probably phreatic in origin) since 25 May. ...more
Fri, 14 Sep 2012, 10:05
CVGHM reported that on 7 September the Alert Level for Gamkonora was lowered from 3 to 2 (on a scale of 1-4).
Sun, 17 Jun 2012, 08:30
The alert level of Gamkonora volcano on the island of Halmahera, Indonesia, was raised to 3 (eruption warning) on 13 June, following an increase in seismic activity and steaming. ...more
Tue, 17 Jul 2007, 19:25
After last week's intense ash eruptions generating plumes 2-3 km high, Gamkonora volcano has quieted down over the past days. Since July 13, seismicity has decreased sharply and no new larger ash eruptions have occurred since then.The Indonesian Volcanological Survey has lowered the alert level and many villagers who had been evacuated from the slopes of the volcano have returned home. ...more
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