Makian Island, Indonesia
0.32 N, 127.40 E
summit elevation 1357 m
The volcano forms an island off the west of Halmahera. There is a large crater 1.5km x 1.45 km and a small crater lake. On the western flank are four parasitic cones.
A white plume was emitted from Makian volcano on 17th July 1988. A crater glow was visible and 15,000 people evacuated to to Moti Island, 10 km N. On 29 July an eruption sent ash to a height of 8 km, and extended 100 km SW of the volcano. On 30th July, nuées ardentes reached the sea. Eruptions continued until August 1988.
Rumors of an eruption caused an evacuation of 3,250 families from Makian Island. Earthquakes were tectonic in origin and no eruption occurred.
1988, 1890, 1864, 1863, 1861-62, 1860?, 1854?, 1760-61, 1646, 1550.