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Soputan volcano, North Sulawesi, Indonesia: news & activity updates

Updated: Mar 4, 2024 14:19 GMT-
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Tue, 5 May 2020, 07:04
Plume rising from Soputan volcano on 4 May (image: PVMBG)
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin recorded on 2 May at 00:07 local time new emissions of steam and ash that rose 1,148 ft (350 m) above the summit. Read all
Thu, 2 Apr 2020, 00:45
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Background:

The small Soputan stratovolcano on the southern rim of the Quaternary Tondano caldera on the northern arm of Sulawesi Island is one of Sulawesi's most active volcanoes.  The youthful, largely unvegetated volcano rises to 1784 m and is located SW of Sempu volcano.  It was constructed at the southern end of a SSW-NNE trending line of vents.  During historical time the locus of eruptions has included both the summit crater and Aeseput, a prominent NE-flank vent that formed in 1906 and was the source of intermittent major lava flows until 1924.


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Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institution


Soputan volcano
Stratovolcano 1784 m (5,853 ft)
North Sulawesi, Indonesia, 1.11°N / 124.73°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) Soputan volcano eruptions:
1785, 1819, 1833(?), 1845, 1890, 1901, 1906, 1907, 1908-09, 1910, 1911-12, 1913, 1915, 1917, 1923-24, 1947, 1953, 1966-67, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1991-96, 2000-03, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
Typical eruption style
Explosive, construction of lava domes, pyroclastic flows, strombolian activity.

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