Stratovulkaan 1320 m (4,331 ft)
Sulawesi & Sangihe Islands, Indonesia, 3.67°N / 125.5°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Last update: 27 Feb 2020 (Volcanic Ash Advisory)
The massive Gunung Awu stratovolcano occupies the northern end of Great Sangihe Island, the largest of the Sangihe arc. Deep valleys that form passageways for lahars dissect the flanks of the 1320-m-high volcano, which was constructed within a 4.5-km-wide caldera.
Typical eruption style
Highly explosive. Pyroclastic flows and lahars.
: 1640(?), 1646, 1699(?), 1711, 1812, 1856, 1875, 1883, 1885, 1892, 1893, 1913, 1921, 1922, 1930-31, 1966 (large sub-Plinian explosion), 1968(?), 1992, 2004
|Tijd||Mag. / Diepte||Afstand||Locatie|
|Sat, 21 Nov 2020 (GMT)|
|21 November 2020 - 10:11 PM (PST) (21 Nov 2020 14:11:00 GMT)|
161 km - More
|29 km||220 km north of Parigidolang, North Sulawesi, Indonesia|
Awu is one of Indonesia's deadliest volcanoes; powerful explosive eruptions in 1711, 1812, 1856, 1892, and 1966 produced devastating pyroclastic flows and lahars that caused more than 8000 cumulative fatalities during 5 eruptions (in 1711, 1812, 1856, 1892 and 1966).
Awu contained a summit crater lake that was 1 km wide and 172 m deep in 1922, but was largely ejected during the 1966 eruption.
The eruption in 2004 prompted the evacuation of 27,000 people, but the eruption eventually did not escalate into a major event.
See also: Sentinel hub
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The crater of Awu and its lava dome over the past century (VSI)
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