North Sulawesi, Sangihe, Ruang volcano

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North Sulawesi, Sangihe, Ruang volcano


Country: Indonesia

Subregion Name: Sangihe Islands (Indonesia)

Volcano Number: 0607-01=

Volcano Type: Stratovolcano

Volcano Status: Historical

Last Known Eruption: 2002 

Summit Elevation: 725 m 2,379 feet

Latitude: 2.30°N 2°18’0″N

Longitude: 125.37°E 125°22’0″E

Ruang volcano, not to be confused with the better known Raung volcano on Java, is the southernmost volcano in the Sangihe Island arc, north of Sulawesi Island. The 4 x 5 km island volcano rises to 725 m across a narrow strait SW of the larger Tagulandang Island. The summit of Ruang volcano contains a crater partially filled by a lava dome initially emplaced in 1904. Explosive eruptions recorded since 1808 have often been accompanied by lava dome formation and pyroclastic flows that have damaged inhabited areas.

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