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Ibu volcano

Stratovolcano 1325 m / 4,347 ft
Halmahera, Indonesia, 1.48°N / 127.64°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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Last update: 17 Jan 2017
Typical eruption style: Explosive
Ibu volcano eruptions: 2012-ongoing, 2009, 2008, 2004-05, 2001, 1998-99, 1911 Strombolian explosion from the active vent in Ibu's lava dome (Dec 2014)
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Fri, 10 Feb
Fri, 10 Feb 23:26 UTCM 4.7 / 134.7 km27 km- 65km W of Tobelo, Indonesia
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.

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.

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