Manuk Island, Manuk volcano

Written by on July 30, 2012 in Maluku Volcano with 0 Comments

Manuk Island, Manuk volcano


Country: Indonesia

Subregion Name: Banda Sea

Volcano Number: 0605-08=

Volcano Type: Stratovolcano

Volcano Status: Fumarolic

Last Known Eruption: Unknown

Summit Elevation: 282 m 925 feet

Latitude: 5.53°S 5°32’0″S

Longitude: 130.292°E 130°17’30″E

The small steep-sided island of Manuk is the easternmost volcano in the arcuate Banda volcanic arc. The 282-m-high truncated andesitic cone rises 3000 m from the sea floor. No confirmed historical eruptions are known from this uninhabited island, although there was an uncertain report that a member of the 1874 Challenger Expedition saw smoke rising from the crater of Manuk. Highly altered fumarolic areas are located within the crater and on its western rim and were once the source of sulfur extraction by Chinese traders.

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