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Thursday, Aug 14, 2014
VSI lowered the alert level back to 1 (normal) on 8 August due to decreased seismic and fumarolic activity. [more]
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A swarm of volcanic earthquakes that started yesterday under the volcano prompted VSI to raise the alert status from normal to waspada (2 on a scale of 1-4). ... [more]
The young volcanic dome of Ambang
The young volcanic dome of Ambang

Donald in front of one of Ambang's many fumaroles
Donald in front of one of Ambang's many fumaroles

 

Ambang volcano

Complex volcano 1795 m / 5,889 ft
North Sulawesi & Sangihe Islands, Indonesia, 0.74°N / 124.42°E
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Last update: 14 Aug 2014
Typical eruption style:

Explosive, construction of lava domes, pyroclastic flows - at present fumarolic activity


Ambang volcano eruptions: 2005 (phreatic), 1845 (+-5) No recent earthquakes
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The compound Ambang volcano is the westernmost of the active volcanoes on the northern arm of Sulawesi. The 1795-m-high stratovolcano rises 750 m above lake Danau. Several craters up to 400 m in diameter and five solfatara fields are located at the summit. Ambang's only known historical eruption, of unspecified character, took place in the 1840s.

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