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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
Sulawesi & Sangihe Islands, Indonesia, 0.74°N / 124.42°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Last update: 27 Feb 2020
Typical eruption style:

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

Ambang volcano eruptions: 2005 (phreatic), 1845 (+-5)
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sat, 12 Sep 2020
Sat, 12 Sep 13:38 UTCM 4.7 / 153 km23 kmMinahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi (Indonesia)
Mon, 20 Jul 2020
Mon, 20 Jul 17:12 UTCM 3.3 / 10 km16 kmSouthern Molucca Sea (Indonesia)
Thu, 7 May 2020
Thu, 7 May 01:28 UTCM 4.3 / 122 km29 kmMinahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia
Tue, 24 Mar 2020
Tue, 24 Mar 22:54 UTCM 3.7 / 28 km24 kmMinahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi (Indonesia)
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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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