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Gamkonora volcano (Halmahera, Indonesia): alert status dropped to Level 1

Sun, 3 Jul 2022, 20:23
20:23 PM | BY: MARTIN
The seismic activity at Gamkonora volcano since 1 Jan this year (image: PVMBG)
The seismic activity at Gamkonora volcano since 1 Jan this year (image: PVMBG)
The hazard map for Gamkonora volcano (image: PVMBG)
The hazard map for Gamkonora volcano (image: PVMBG)
The PVMBG volcano observatory lowered the alert level for the volcano to Level 1 today, as seismic, ground deformation, thermal and gravimetric data have showed signs of a decreasing activity over the past half year.
The seismic station recorded 1 deep, 1 shallow, 5 local and 83 volcano-tectonic earthquakes during 1-29 Jun.
A gas and steam plumes have been observed rising above 20-60 m above the peak since 1 January.
People and tourists are advised to avoid the crater area within 1 km radius.
Source: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi volcano activity update 3 July 2022

Previous news

Thu, 30 Jun 2022, 10:00

Gamkonora volcano (Halmahera) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 29 June-5 July 2022 (Continuing Activity)

PVMBG reported that diffuse white plumes rose 20-60 m above Gamkonora's summit were visible during 1 January-29 June, and no other changes were observed. Deep and shallow volcanic earthquakes were rarely recorded. On 30 June the Alert Level was lowered to 1 (on a scale of 1-4). ... Read all
Wed, 2 Mar 2016, 06:00

Gamkonora volcano (Halmahera, Indonesia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 2 March-8 March 2016 (Continuing Activity)

PVMBG reported that observers at the Gamkonora observation post in Gamsungi (6 km NW), West Halmahera, reported that during 1 January-6 March diffuse white plumes rose up to 150 m above the crater rim, although weather conditions often obscured views. RSAM values fluctuated; higher values during mid-January through February were due to increased tremor and tornillo-type earthquakes. The Alert Level remained at 2 (on a scale of 1-4). ... Read all
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Gamkonora volcano
Stratovolcano 1635 m / 5,364 ft
Halmahera (Indonesia), 1.38°N / 127.52°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) Gamkonora volcano eruptions:
1564, 1673 (possibly very large Plinian eruption), 1885, 1911, 1917, 1926, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1981, 1987, 2007, 2013
Typical eruption style
Satellite image of Gamkonora volcano (by Google Earth View)
Satellite image of Gamkonora volcano (by Google Earth View)
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