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Gamkonora volcano (Halmahera, Indonesia), activity update: eruption quiets down

Tuesday Jul 17, 2007 19:25 PM | BY: TOM PFEIFFER

After last week's intense ash eruptions generating plumes 2-3 km high, Gamkonora volcano has quieted down over the past days. Since July 13, seismicity has decreased sharply and no new larger ash eruptions have occurred since then.The Indonesian Volcanological Survey has lowered the alert level and many villagers who had been evacuated from the slopes of the volcano have returned home.


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Source: AFP, VSI

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