Halmahera, Makian volcano

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Halmahera, Makian volcano

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Makian

Country: Indonesia

Subregion Name: Halmahera (Indonesia)

Volcano Number: 0608-07=

Volcano Type: Stratovolcano

Volcano Status: Historical

Last Known Eruption: 1988 

Summit Elevation: 1357 m 4,452 feet

Latitude: 0.32°N 0°19’0″N

Longitude: 127.40°E 127°24’0″E

Makian volcano forms a 10-km-wide island near the southern end of a chain of volcanic islands off the west coast of Halmahera and has been the source of infrequent, but violent eruptions that have devastated villages on the island. The large 1.5-km-wide summit crater, containing a small lake on the NE side, gives the 1357-m-high peak a flat-topped profile. Two prominent valleys extend to the coast from the summit crater on the north and east sides. Four parasitic cones are found on the western flanks. Eruption have been recorded since about 1550; major eruptions in 1646, 1760-61, 1861-62, 1890, and 1988 caused extensive damage and many fatalities.

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