A shallow lake partially fills the summit crater in 1995
|Elevation||1,320 m (4,330 ft)|
|Sangir Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia|
|Age of rock||100,000|
|Last eruption||June to August 2004|
Mount Awu is the largest volcano in the Sangihe chain. Powerful eruptions occurred in 1711, 1812, 1856, 1892 and 1966 with devastating pyroclastic flows and lahars that have resulted in more than 8,000 fatalities altogether. A 4.5 km wide of crater is found at the summit and a deep valley forms a passageways for lahars, splitting the flanks from the crater. This is a volcano in the Ring of Fire.
- "Awu". Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian Institution. http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0607-04%3D. Retrieved 2006-12-31.
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