stratovolcano 950 m / 3,117 ft
Halmahera, Indonesia, 0.45°N / 127.4°ECurrent status
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Typical eruption style
: ExplosiveMoti volcano eruptions
: none in historic times
No recent earthquakes
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Moti (also spelled Motir) volcano forms a 5 km wide island surrounded by coral reefs north of Makian volcano. It is part of the N-S aligned chain of volcanoes off the W coast of Halmahera Island, Indonesia.
Moti has a truncated conical shape with a crater on the SSW side, and a lava flow is visible on the NW base. The volcano has no confirmed historic activity, although there are reports about a possible small eruption in 1774 or shortly before, although it is likely that this came from its more active neighbor Gamalana.
View of the lava lake at night, partly obscured by fumes. It's impossible to photograph the real sight - raising emotions, pictures and dreams of the birth of earth. (Ph...
The peaceful atmosphere of a glorious sunny morning ends a night filled with incredible emotions given by some of earth's most powerful displays. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The "successful plume" has the right motion and geometry to produce a vortex that detaches and keeps stable, despite the strong wind that disperses the other steam plumes...
The well know swallow motive on ca 3700 year old pottery at the Museum of Prehistoric Thera. (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
Typical dolphin motive on a ca 3700 year old table at the Museum of prehistoric Thera. (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
A larger breakout occurs along a 5 meter wide section of the lava flow margin. In such cases, the motion is strong enough to tilt and rotate pieces of crust into differen...