Halmahera, Tarakan volcano

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Halmahera, Tarakan volcano



Country: Indonesia

Subregion Name: Halmahera (Indonesia)

Volcano Number: 0608-001

Volcano Type: Pyroclastic cones

Volcano Status: Holocene

Last Known Eruption: Unknown

Summit Elevation: 318 m 1,043 feet

Latitude: 1.83°N 1°50’0″N

Longitude: 127.83°E 127°50’0″E

Two large cinder cones are located near the shore of Galela Bay NE of Dukono volcano. Tarakan Lamo and Tarakan Itji (large and small Tarakan) have well-formed summit craters 800 and 500 m in diameter and 160 and 125 m deep, respectively. The cinder cones lie between Galela Bay and Lake Galela, whose bottom lies below sea level. Supriatna (1980) mapped Tarakan as a basaltic volcano of Holocene age.

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