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Makian volcano (Halmahera, Indonesia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 22 August-28 August 2001 (New Activity / Unrest)

Wed, 22 Aug 2001, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
VSI stated that last week's report of volcanic activity at Makian on 16 August was false. An observer mistook the glow from a bush fire as volcanic activity.

Sources: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi (PVMBG, also known as CVGHM), Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC)
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2001. Report on Makian. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 22 August-28 August 2001. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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Wed, 15 Aug 2001, 06:00

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. ... Read all
Makian volcano
Stratovolcano 1357 m / 4,452 ft
Halmahera (Indonesia), 0.32°N / 127.4°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) Makian volcano eruptions:
1550, 1646, 1660(?), 1760-61, 1854(?), 1860(?), 1861-62, 1863, 1864, 1890, 1988
Typical eruption style
Explosive eruptions. Infrequent but violent explosions with large amounts of ash and pyroclastic flows generated.
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