North Sulawesi, Sangihe, Awu volcano

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North Sulawesi, Sangihe, Awu volcano

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Awu

Country: Indonesia

Subregion Name: Sangihe Islands (Indonesia)

Volcano Number: 0607-04=

Volcano Type: Stratovolcano

Volcano Status: Historical

Last Known Eruption: 2004 

Summit Elevation: 1320 m 4,331 feet

Latitude: 3.67°N 3°40’0″N

Longitude: 125.50°E 125°30’0″E

The massive Gunung Awu stratovolcano occupies the northern end of Great Sangihe Island, the largest of the Sangihe arc. Deep valleys that form passageways for lahars dissect the flanks of the 1320-m-high volcano, which was constructed within a 4.5-km-wide caldera. Awu is one of Indonesia’s deadliest volcanoes; powerful explosive eruptions in 1711, 1812, 1856, 1892, and 1966 produced devastating pyroclastic flows and lahars that caused more than 8000 cumulative fatalities. Awu contained a summit crater lake that was 1 km wide and 172 m deep in 1922, but was largely ejected during the 1966 eruption.

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