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Friday, Mar 20, 2015
An increase in seismicity starting on 6 March prompted PVMBG to raise the Alert Level to 2 (on a scale of 1-4) on 12 March. No emissions were observed from the volcano. Residents and tourists were warned not to approach the craters within a 1.5-km radius.
Stratovolcano 725 m / 2,379 ft
North Sulawesi & Sangihe Islands, Indonesia, 2.28°N / 125.43°ECurrent status
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4 Jun 2016Typical 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
No recent earthquakes
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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.
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