Report on Dukono (Indonesia) — 25 February-2 March 2004
Smithsonian / US Geological Survey Weekly Volcanic Activity Report,
25 February-2 March 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, 25 February-2 March 2004. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.
1.693°N, 127.894°E; summit elev. 1229 m
All times are local (unless otherwise noted)
During 25-27 February, the Darwin VAAC reported thin ash plumes from Dukono that were visible on satellite imagery extending a maximum distance of 160 km towards the E at a height of ~3 km a.s.l.
Geological Summary. 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.