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 Makian Volcano, Indonesia, Volcano photo
Makian Volcano, Indonesia

Makian volcano forms a 10-km-wide island near the southern end of a chain of volcanic islands off the western coast of Halmahera.

The northern of two prominent valleys that extend from the summit is prominent in this photo.

The large 1.5-km-wide summit crater containing a small lake on the NE side gives the 1357-m-high peak a flat-topped profile.

Violent eruptions from Makian volcano, also known as Kie Besi, have devastated villages on the island.

Makian volcano forms a 10-km-wide island near the southern end of a chain of volcanic islands off the west coast of Halmahera and has been the source of infrequent, but violent eruptions that have devastated villages on the island.

The large 1.5-km-wide summit crater, containing a small lake on the NE side, gives the 1357-m-high peak a flat-topped profile.

Two prominent valleys extend to the coast from the summit crater on the north and east sides.

Four parasitic cones are found on the western flanks.

Eruption have been recorded since about 1550; major eruptions in 1646, 1760-61, 1861-62, 1890, and 1988 caused extensive damage and many fatalities.

PHOTO SOURCE: Sumaryono (Volcanological Survey of Indonesia), courtesy of the Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, used with permission.



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