Makian volcano (Halmahera, Indonesia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 15 August-21 August 2001 (New Activity / Unrest)
An eruption began at Makian on 16 August at 1930. During the eruption, chunks of incandescent lava were ejected 75 m through the air. Residents were evacuated to the S side of the island. The volcano is at Alert Level Red.
Wed, 15 Aug 2001, 06:0006:00 AM | BY: VN
NOTE: VSI has since reported that this eruption is likely to have been a bush fire. We are seeking more information.
Source: Société Volcanologique Européenne
From: Global Volcanism Program, 2001. Report on Makian. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 15 August-21 August 2001. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.