Dukono Volcano

Mount Dukono is Complex Volcano type with elevation 1185 m asl location in the The isolated volcano of Dukono at the northern end of Halmahera Island one of the Most Active Volcanoes in Indonesia, on this photo when I visit on July 10,2012 at on Afternoon this Volcano produce of ash plume about 800-1000 m

Dukono Crater

local people said,this condition already continue during more than 5 years, but this year start from may 25, 2012 Mt Dukono produce of Lava Bomb with Strombolian eruption. Lava Bomb coverage area until 1,5 km from the Crater.

Climb Mt Dukono is one of very interesting Volcano, when on crossing Jungle we got ash and sand rain from the Volcano, after about 3 hours hiking arrive in complex of Mount Dukono.

Lava Bomb on July 11,2012 10.30 pm


At Night I hear 3 times Eruption with Lava Bomb.. but on this times, I can’t see the Lava because too Much Cloudy

Seismic Activity of Mount Dukono on July 11,2012

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Mt Dukono Eruption History
Dukono has been one of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes. More-or-less continuous explosive eruptions, sometimes accompanied by lava flows, occurred from 1933 until at least the mid-1990s, when routine observations were curtailed. During a major eruption in 1550, a lava flow filled in the strait between Halmahera and the north-flank cone of Gunung Mamuya

last times eruption in Jan 15, 2009
Based on analysis of satellite imagery, the Darwin VAAC reported that an ash plume from Dukono drifted SE at an altitude of 3 km (10,000 ft) a.s.l. on 11 February.
Source: Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC) – “Reports provided courtesy of the Smithsonian’s Global Volcanism Program and the US Geological Survey’s Volcano Hazards Program.”

May 2012 The National Center for Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation (PVMBG) has announced Mount Dukono in Halmahera, North Maluku, is still on level II alert even on going eruption

2 May-8 May 2012
Based on analyses of satellite imagery, the Darwin VAAC reported that during 8-9 May ash plumes from Dukono rose to an altitude of 3 km (10,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 75 km SE.
16 May-22 May 2012
Based on analyses of satellite imagery, the Darwin VAAC reported that on 18 May an ash plume from Dukono rose to an altitude of 3 km (10,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 55 km E.
23 May-29 May 2012
Based on analyses of satellite imagery, the Darwin VAAC reported that on 25 May an ash plume from Dukono rose to an altitude of 4.5 km (14,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 185 km E. Ash plumes again rose to an altitude of 4.5 km (14,000 ft) a.s.l. drifting 130 km E on 27 May and 93 km NE on 28 May. An ash plume rose to an altitude of 3 km (10,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 75 km NE during 28-29 May.
Source: Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC)

1 Jun 2012 – Based on analyses of satellite imagery, the Darwin VAAC reported that on 25 May an ash plume from Dukono rose to an altitude of 4.5 km

July 11,2012 Have 3 times Strombolian Eruption with Produce of Vulcanic Ash, Sand and Lava Bomb when I climb and Campe on Radius 2 km from the Crater

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