Indonesia

Awu volcano ( Sangihe islands) Indonesia

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As of the 7th of June, the Directorate of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (DVGHM) reported that Awu volcano has shown increased volcanic activity in the past 48 hours, and evacuation of residents has begun from the surrounding areas. Some of the refugees are being sheltered in Tahuna, a town some 15 kilometres to the southeast.
The massive Mt. Awu stratovolcano occupies the northern end of Great Sangihe Island, the largest of the Sangihe arc. Deep valleys that form passageways for lahars dissect the flanks of the 1320-m-high volcano, which was constructed within a 4.5-km-wide caldera. Awu is one of Indonesia's deadliest volcanoes; powerful explosive eruptions in 1711, 1812, 1856, 1892, and 1966 produced devastating pyroclastic flows and lahars that caused more than 8000 fatalities. Awu contains a summit crater lake that was 1 km wide and 172 m deep in 1922, but was largely ejected during the 1966 eruption.

The Current Colour Code for volcano Awu is ALERT LEVEL 2.

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