Kiebesi ( Makian ) , Indonesia : the level of activity was raised from the level I (normal) to the level II (Waspada).

Kiebesi ( Makian ) , Indonesia : the level of activity  was raised from the level I (normal) to the level II (Waspada).

On the basis of instrumental and visual observations and the potential dangers of eruptions the level of activity of Gunung. Kie Besi, North Maluku was raised from the level I (normal) to the level II (Waspada) on March 7, 2016 at 10:00. The recommendation of PVMBG is to declare a hazardous zone with a radius of 1.5 km around the crater. People outside of this zone must remain calm, and always follow the recommendations of PVMBG and the advice from local government / BPBD .

Makian volcano forms a 10-km-wide island near the southern end of a chain of volcanic islands off the west coast of Halmahera and has been the source of infrequent, but violent eruptions that have devastated villages on the island. The large 1.5-km-wide summit crater, containing a small lake on the NE side, gives the peak a flat-topped profile. Two prominent valleys extend to the coast from the summit crater on the north and east sides. Four parasitic cones are found on the western flanks. Eruption have been recorded since about 1550; major eruptions in 1646, 1760-61, 1861-62, 1890, and 1988 caused extensive damage and many fatalities.

March 08, 2016. Kiebesi ( Makian ) , Indonesia :

Sources : GVP, VSI.

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