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Report on Dukono (Indonesia) — 2 June-8 June 2004

Smithsonian / US Geological Survey Weekly Volcanic Activity Report, 2 June-8 June 2004
Managing Editor: Gari Mayberry

Please cite this report as:

Global Volcanism Program, 2004. Report on Dukono (Indonesia). In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report, 2 June-8 June 2004. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

Volcano Profile |  Weekly Report (2 June-8 June 2004)


Dukono

Indonesia

1.693°N, 127.894°E; summit elev. 1229 m

All times are local (unless otherwise noted)


On 7 June a thin ash plume from Dukono was visible in satellite imagery extending ~75 km ESE at ~3 km a.s.l.. On 8 June another thin ash plume was observed in satellite imagery extending ~65 km ESE at an altitude of ~2 km a.s.l.

Geologic Background. Reports from this remote volcano in northernmost Halmahera are rare, but Dukono has been one of Indonesia's most active volcanoes. More-or-less continuous explosive eruptions, sometimes accompanied by lava flows, occurred from 1933 until at least the mid-1990s, when routine observations were curtailed. During a major eruption in 1550, a lava flow filled in the strait between Halmahera and the north-flank cone of Gunung Mamuya. This complex volcano presents a broad, low profile with multiple summit peaks and overlapping craters. Malupang Wariang, 1 km SW of the summit crater complex, contains a 700 x 570 m crater that has also been active during historical time.

Source: Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC)