Updated: Jul 1, 2022 23:30 GMT - Refresh
Stratovolcano 725 m / 2,379 ft
Sulawesi & Sangihe Islands (Indonesia), 2.28°N / 125.43°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Last update: 29 Jun 2022 (Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report)
Ruang volcano is the southernmost volcano in the Sangihe Island arc, north of Sulawesi Island. The 4 x 5 km island volcano rises to 725 m across a narrow strait SW of the larger Tagulandang Island. The summit of Ruang volcano contains a crater partially filled by a lava dome initially emplaced in 1904. Explosive eruptions recorded since 1808 have often been accompanied by lava dome formation and pyroclastic flows that have damaged inhabited areas. Eruptions in 1870 and 1871 also caused fatalities.
Typical eruption style:
Explosive. Formation of lava domes and pyroclastic flows.
Ruang volcano eruptions:
1808, 1836(?), 1840, 1856, 1870, 1871, 1874, 1889, 1904-05, 1914-15, 1949, 1996(?), 2002
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
No recent earthquakes