Mahawu volcano

Stratovolcano 1324 m / 4,344 ft
North Sulawesi, Indonesien, 1.36°N / 124.86°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

The elongated Mahawu volcano lies immediately east of Lokon-Empung volcano. It is the northernmost of a series of young volcanoes along a SSW-NNE line near the margin of the Quaternary Tondano caldera.
Mahawu is capped by a 180-m-wide, 140-m-deep crater that sometimes contains a small crater lake, and has two pyroclastic cones on its northern flank. Less active than its neighbor, Lokon-Empung, Mahawu's historical activity has been restricted to occasional small explosive eruptions recorded since 1789. In 1994 fumaroles, mudpots, and small geysers were observed along the shores of a greenish-colored crater lake.

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Typical eruption style:

Small explosive eruptions. Contains a crater lake with fumaroles and small geysers.


Mahawu volcano eruptions: 1788, 1789, 1846, 1904, 1952, 1958, 1977

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
13 Jun 9:14 am (GMT +8) (13 Jun 2021 01:14:52 GMT)
5.0

212 km
37 km (23 mi)
39 km southwest of Manado, Sulawesi Baroh, Indonesia

Mahawu Photos

Crater Of Gunung Mahawu, Tomohon, North Sulawesi, Indonesia (Photo: Jay Ramji)
Crater Of Gunung Mahawu, Tomohon, North Sulawesi, Indonesia (Photo: Jay Ramji)
Gunung Mahawu And Surrounding Area, Tomohon, North Sulawesi, Indonesia (Photo: Jay Ramji)
Gunung Mahawu And Surrounding Area, Tomohon, North Sulawesi, Indonesia (Photo: Jay Ramji)
 



Mahawu volcano tours:
Volcanoes and Spices (17-day volcano trekking tour to the Molucca Sea: N-Sulawesi, Karangetang and Halmahera)

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
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