Ibu volcano

Stratovolcano 1325 m / 4,347 ft
Halmahera, Indonesia, 1.48°N / 127.64°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
Last update: 16 Jun 2021 (Volcanic Ash Advisory)
Strombolian explosion from the active vent in Ibu's lava dome (Dec 2014)
Strombolian explosion from the active vent in Ibu's lava dome (Dec 2014)

Only a few eruptions have been recorded from Ibu in historical time, the first was a small explosive eruption from the summit crater in 1911. An eruption producing a lava dome that eventually covered much of the floor of the inner summit crater began in December 1998.

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Typical eruption style: Explosive
Ibu volcano eruptions: 2012-ongoing, 2009, 2008, 2004-05, 2001, 1998-99, 1911

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Wed, 16 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
16 Jun 2021 19:42:06 GMT
2.5

10 km
12 km (7.5 mi)
91 km northeast of Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia

Background

Ibu volcano, located along the NW coast of Halmahera Island, is a stratovolcano with a truncated summit and a number of large nested summit craters. The inner crater, 1 km wide and 400 m deep, contained several small crater lakes through much of historical time. The outer crater, 1.2 km wide, is breached on the north side, creating a steep-walled valley. A large parasitic cone is located ENE of the summit. A smaller one to the WSW has fed a lava flow down the western flank. A group of maars is located below the northern and western flanks of the volcano.

Ibu Photos

The temple of Ephaistos in Athens, tribute  to the God of Volcanoes. (Photo: Nathalie Livingstone)
The temple of Ephaistos in Athens, tribute to the God of Volcanoes. (Photo: Nathalie Livingstone)
Ash eruption with volcanic lightning, from Gunung Ibu, View From Campsite,  Halmahera, North Maluku, Indonesia (Photo: Jay Ramji)
Ash eruption with volcanic lightning, from Gunung Ibu, View From Campsite, Halmahera, North Maluku, Indonesia (Photo: Jay Ramji)
Ash Eruption From Gunung Ibu, View From Campsite,  Halmahera, North Maluku, Indonesia (Photo: Jay Ramji)
Ash Eruption From Gunung Ibu, View From Campsite, Halmahera, North Maluku, Indonesia (Photo: Jay Ramji)
Strombolian eruption of Ibu in the evening (Photo: Jay Ramji)
Strombolian eruption of Ibu in the evening (Photo: Jay Ramji)
 



Ibu volcano tours:
Volcanoes and Spices (17-day volcano trekking tour to the Molucca Sea: N-Sulawesi, Karangetang and Halmahera)

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