Gamalama

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Type of volcano: Stratovolcano.

Location: Ternate island, Halmahera, Molucco, Indonesia.

Altitude: 1715m.

Gamalama (Peak of Ternate) is a near-conical stratovolcano that comprises the entire island of Ternate off the western coast of Halmahera and is one of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes.

Read more in depth information about Semeru at: The Smithsonian’s Global Volcanism Program

 

23-26 April 2011

nate city, with Mount Gamalama (1715 m), a active volcano in the background.
nate city, with Mount Gamalama (1715 m), a active volcano in the background.
Gamalama seen from the harbour
Gamalama seen from the harbour
Tolire Jaha maar formed during a violent eruption in 1775. (A maar is a broad, low-relief volcanic crater that is caused by a phreatomagmatic eruption, an explosion caused by groundwater coming into contact with hot lava or magma.)
Tolire Jaha maar formed during a violent eruption in 1775. (A maar is a broad, low-relief volcanic crater that is caused by a phreatomagmatic eruption, an explosion caused by groundwater coming into contact with hot lava or magma.)

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300 year old cold-lava, that the locals have named Batu Angus.
300 year old cold-lava, that the locals have named Batu Angus.

 



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