North Sulawesi, Tongkoko volcano

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North Sulawesi, Tongkoko volcano


Country: Indonesia

Subregion Name: Sulawesi (Indonesia)

Volcano Number: 0606-13=

Volcano Type: Stratovolcano

Volcano Status: Historical

Last Known Eruption: 1880 

Summit Elevation: 1149 m 3,770 feet

Latitude: 1.52°N 1°31’0″N

Longitude: 125.20°E 125°12’0″E

The NE-most volcano on the island of Sulawesi, Tongkoko (also known as Tangkoko) has a summit that is elongated in a NW-SE direction with a large deep crater that in 1801 contained a cone surrounded by lake water. The slightly higher Dua Saudara stratovolcano is located only 3 km to the SW of Tongkoko, and along with Tongkoko, forms the most prominent features of Gunung Dua Saudara National Park, a noted wildlife preserve. Eruptions occurred from the summit crater of Tongkoko in the 17th century and in 1801. The prominent, flat-topped lava dome Batu Angus formed on the east flank of Tongkoko in 1801, and, along with an adjacent east flank vent, has been the source of all subsequent eruptions.

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