Soputan

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Soputan
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Elevation 1,784 m (5,853 ft)[1]
Location
Soputan is located in Sulawesi
Soputan
Soputan
Sulawesi, Indonesia
Coordinates 1°06′29″N 124°43′48″E / 1.108°N 124.73°E / 1.108; 124.73Coordinates: 1°06′29″N 124°43′48″E / 1.108°N 124.73°E / 1.108; 124.73[1]
Geology
Type Stratovolcano
Last eruption August to September 2012
Soputan Volcano erupts, 7 June 2008

Soputan is a stratovolcano in the northern arm of the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. It sits on the southern rim of the Tondano caldera, constructed in the Quaternary period, and is one of the most active volcanoes in Sulawesi.[1]

In 2004, it erupted with lava oozing down its southwest slope. No fatalities were recorded. On the morning of 6 June 2008, it erupted sending heat clouds of debris as far as 4 km down its slopes, and ash 2 km into the air.[2] It erupted again at 21:03 UTC on 2 July 2011 spewing ash and smoke 5,000 metres into the air.[3]

3 types of Mount Soputan eruption were Explosion, Lava dome and Pyroclastic flow with Strombolian eruption. The eruptions occurred at: 1785, 1819, 1833(?), 1845, 1890, 1901, 1906, 1907, 1908–09, 1910, 1911–12, 1913, 1915, 1917, 1923–24, 1947, 1953, 1966–67, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1991–96, 2000–03, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011, and 2012.[4]

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