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Tidore

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  • Indonesia
  • Indonesia
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 0.658°N
  • 127.4°E

  • 1730 m
    5676 ft

  • 268061
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Tidore.

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The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Tidore.

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Eruptive History

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Tidore. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Tidore page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Tidore.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Tidore.

Photo Gallery

The Tidore volcanic complex, rising to the west across the strait between Halmahera and Tidore Island, consists of two dramatically different volcanoes. Conical Kiematabu stratovolcano is the highest in the northern Maluku Islands, and the broad, truncated Sabale volcano to the right is a caldera containing two cones.

Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1976.
Tidore volcano, the highest in the renowned spice islands of northern Maluku off the western coast of Halmahera, is seen here from the NE across the strait between Halmahera and the island of Tidore. Despite its youthful profile, no historical eruptions are known from Tidore.

Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1976.
The imposing conical 1730-m-high Kiematabu peak at the south end of Tidore Island forms the highest volcano of the northern Maluku island chain west of Halmahera. The lower Sabale volcano on the north, in the foreground of the photo, consists of a caldera containing two cones and is also part of the Tidore volcanic complex.

Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1976.
The Tidore volcanic complex rises to the south across a narrow strait from Ternate Island in the foreground. The small conical island is Maitara; in the background, its summit hidden in the clouds over southern Tidore Island, is symmetrical Kiematabu peak, the highest mountain in the northern Maluku Islands. Sabale volcano, a truncated caldera at the NE end of Tidore Island, is obscured behind the leaves at the upper left. The lake-filled crater in the foreground is Laguna maar on the southern flank of Gamalama volcano.

Photo by Jack Lockwood, 1980 (U.S. Geological Survey).
GVP Map Holdings

The Global Volcanism Program has no maps available for Tidore.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Tidore in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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