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Mt Gamalama Erupts

Posted by feww on July 17, 2015

Another Indonesian volcano erupting, more airports shut

Mt Gamalama in Ternate, North Maluku, erupted Thursday morning local time, releasing large clouds of ejecta more than 1.5km into the sky.

At least five Indonesian airports are now closed due to eruptions at Raung and Gamalama volcanoes:

The airports serving Surabaya and Malang in East Java, near Raung volcano and Ternate in North Maluku, near Gamalama volcano.

Airports in Banyuwangi and Jember near Raung volcano have remained closed since last week.

Additionally, Juanda International Airport and Abdurahman Saleh Airport were also closed temporarily, Antara News reported.


The 1,715-meter volcano comprises the entire island of Ternate, located in Maluku Islands, Indonesia.

A 1775 eruption killed an estimated 1,500 people. in 2011, several people were killed and many more were injured from lahar after a weeks of activity.

In December 2014, a thick layer of ash ejected from the volcano forced the closure of Babullah Airport in Ternate.

Volcanology of Java

Made up almost entirely of volcanic eruptions, the island of Java contains dozens of volcanoes including at least 45 that are considered to be “active” volcanoes.

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Powerful Quake Strikes Molucca Sea

Posted by feww on November 15, 2014

SCENARIOS 700, 08, 07, 02

M7.1 Quake Strikes Halmahera, Indonesia

Centered at 1.928°N, 126.547°E the quake occurred at a depth of about 35km.

Tsunami Evaluation
Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BKMG) reported a small (9cm) tsunami at Jailolo, said NWS PTWC in Ewa Beach HI.

[Note: Jailolo is located about 20 km north of Ternate. Editor]

EQ Details
[BKMG: M7.3; 1.95°N, 126.46°E; 15-11-2014 @ 9:31:44 depth=48 Km; 137 km BaratLaut HALMAHERABARAT-MALUT]

Magnitude: 7.1Mw [Downgraded from 7.3Mw by USGS/EHP, as usual.]
Event Time: 2014-11-15 02:31:40 UTC
Location: 1.928°N, 126.547°E depth=35.0km (21.7mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 156km (97mi) NW of Ternate City, Indonesia
  • 156km (97mi) NW of Ternate
  • 160km (99mi) ENE of Bitung
  • 164km (102mi) W of Tobelo
  • 1064km (661mi) SW of Koror Town, Palau

At least 9 significant, highly localized, aftershocks measuring  between 4.3 and 5.5Mw have occurred, as of posting.

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Magnitude 5.8 shock struck 58km S of Molibagu, Indonesia.

[BKMG: M6.3;  0.39°S, 124.1°E; 15-11-2014 @ 10:08:05 WIB;   depth=59 Km; 93 km Tenggara BOLAANGMONGONDOWSEL-SULUT]

  • Magnitude: 5.8Mw [USGS/EHP]
  • Event Time: 2014-11-15 03:08:04 UTC
  • Location: 0.141°S 123.911°E depth=84.7km (52.6mi)

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