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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00935

Makian volcano, one of a chain of islands off the western coast of Halmahera Island, has been the source of infrequent, but violent eruptions that have devastated villages on the 10-km-wide island.  The 1357-m summit is truncated by a 1.5-km-wide crater containing a small crater lake on the NE side.  Two large valleys, on the east and north sides, drain to the coast.  Four flank cones occur on the west side. Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1976.

Makian volcano, one of a chain of islands off the western coast of Halmahera Island, has been the source of infrequent, but violent eruptions that have devastated villages on the 10-km-wide island. The 1357-m summit is truncated by a 1.5-km-wide crater containing a small crater lake on the NE side. Two large valleys, on the east and north sides, drain to the coast. Four flank cones occur on the west side.

Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1976.

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Makian