Dukono Volcano on Going Eruption

Dukono is located at the northern most of the Halmahera island. It has a broad profile and is capped by many compound craters. Dukono is a very active volcano. Now in last update on Going eruption with ash rain, also some sands material eruption at December 05,2009

Vulcanic Ash Plume from Dukono Volcano on May 2012


[picasaView album=”DukonoVolcanoHalmahera” instantView=”yes”]
“Ternate (ANTARA News) – Mount Dukono in North Halmahera Regency (Halmahera utara), North Maluku eruption with  re-belching ash, following an increase in volcanic activity volcano 1500 meters highes.
“Ash from the eruption spread to dokuno Tobelo district. This happened since last weekend,” said one citizen Tobelo, Aswan when the call from Ternate, Wednesday.
Mount Dukono it had repeatedly spitting on the ashes from the status from normal to raise the alert a few months the cross, not even the rarely seen out fire.”

Dukono is a complex volcano and one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia in historic time located at the northernmost of the Halmahera island. It has a broad profile and is capped by many compound craters. Dukono is a very active volcano. During the major eruption in 1550, a lava flow filled in the strait between Halmahera and the north flank cone of Mount Mamuya. It was an eruption of scale 3 on VEI. Death were reported by the figure is unknown. Smaller eruptions occurred in 1719, 1868, and 1901.[2] Since 1933, Dukono has been erupting continuously until the present

Elevation: 1,335 metres (4,380 feet)[1]  Location: Halmahera, Indonesia Type: Complex volcano Last eruption: 2009 (continuing)

others Volcanoes in Halmahera Islands is Gamalama, Ternate Island , Gamkonora , Mount Ibu, Jailolo, Kiematabu, Tidore Island, Makian Island , Moti Todoko-ranu

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)

Access to Mount Dukono.

if you flight from Menado,  you can take the Flight by Lion Air or Batavia air or Merpati Nusantara to Ternate, then sail by very to Halmahera island, also prosible via Makassar to Ternate by Merpati Nusantara. From Ternate, take one of the regular speedboats to Sidangoli on Halmahera island. In Sidangoli you can switch straight to one of the public cars headed for Tobelo

dukono Volcano map

About Aris Yanto

Volcano Adventure Travel Consultant and Travel Photography
This entry was posted in Travel Info and News, Volcanoes Info and Update and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.