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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: 19 Apr 2018
Typical eruption style: Explosive
Ibu volcano eruptions: 2012-ongoing, 2009, 2008, 2004-05, 2001, 1998-99, 1911Strombolian explosion from the active vent in Ibu's lava dome (Dec 2014)
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Wed, 21 Mar
Wed, 21 Mar 16:22 UTCM 4.6 / 9.1 km13 km- 23km SW of Tobelo, Indonesia
Wed, 21 Mar 15:33 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km12 kmHalmahera, Indonesia
Wed, 21 Mar 15:33 UTCM 5.2 / 7.4 km25 km- 29km SSW of Tobelo, Indonesia
Sat, 3 Mar
Sat, 3 Mar 18:08 UTCM 4.4 / 100.5 km40 km- 73km W of Tobelo, Indonesia
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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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