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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-01747

Two volcanoes of the North Maluku islands rise above the sea surface to the SW across the strait west of Halmahera Island.  On the right is the 5-km-wide island of Moti, also known as Motir.  The truncated, conical island is surrounded by coral reefs, and contains a crater on its SSW side.  There are no confirmed historical eruptions from Moti, but flat-topped Makian volcano (left) has been the source of several powerful eruptions since the 16th century that have devastated the 10-km-wide island. Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1976.

Two volcanoes of the North Maluku islands rise above the sea surface to the SW across the strait west of Halmahera Island. On the right is the 5-km-wide island of Moti, also known as Motir. The truncated, conical island is surrounded by coral reefs, and contains a crater on its SSW side. There are no confirmed historical eruptions from Moti, but flat-topped Makian volcano (left) has been the source of several powerful eruptions since the 16th century that have devastated the 10-km-wide island.

Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1976.


Moti

Makian