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Ambang volcano

Updated: Sep 30, 2022 16:27 GMT -
Complex volcano 1795 m / 5,889 ft
Sulawesi & Sangihe Islands (Indonesia), 0.74°N / 124.42°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Last update: 16 Dec 2021

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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Typical eruption style:

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


Ambang volcano eruptions: 2005 (phreatic), 1845 (+-5)

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See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS
Thu, 14 Aug 2014, 10:32

Ambang volcano (North-Sulawesi, Indonesia): alert lowered back to green

VSI lowered the alert level back to 1 (normal) on 8 August due to decreased seismic and fumarolic activity. ... Read all
Wed, 6 Aug 2014, 06:00

Ambang volcano (Sulawesi, Indonesia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 6 August-12 August 2014 (New Activity / Unrest)

PVMBG noted that due to decreased volcanic seismicity and activity the Alert Level for Ambang was lowered to 1 (on a scale of 1-4) on 8 August. Residents and visitors were advised to not approach the crater. ... Read all
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
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