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Old 11-18-2010, 12:53 AM
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Default Volcanos in & around Tomohon, Minahasa, North Sulawesi Indonesia

Here are a few pics of a couple of volcanos I was living between.

The first is Lokon.
" The twin volcanoes Lokon and Empung, rising about 800 m above the plain of Tondano, are among the most active volcanoes of Sulawesi.

Lokon, the higher of the two peaks (whose summits are only 2.2 km apart), has a flat, craterless top. The younger Empung volcano has a 400-m-wide, 150-m-deep crater that erupted last in the 18th century, but all subsequent eruptions have originated from Tompaluan, a 150 x 250 m wide double crater situated in the saddle between the two peaks.

Historical eruptions have primarily produced small-to-moderate ash plumes that have occasionally damaged croplands and houses, but lava-dome growth and pyroclastic flows have also occurred. "
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In the above picture the home I was staying in would be just about where the band of mist is on the far left of the picture, center (half way up the pic)

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Another is Mahawu. The first picture was taken standing in the exact spot the first Lokon picture was taken. I just turned 90 deg. to the left.

" The elongated Mahawu volcano lies immediately east of Lokon-Empung volcano. It is the northernmost of a series of young volcanoes along a SSW-NNE line near the margin of the Quaternary Tondano caldera.

Mahawu is capped by a 180-m-wide, 140-m-deep crater that sometimes contains a small crater lake, and has two pyroclastic cones on its northern flank. Less active than its neighbor, Lokon-Empung, Mahawu's historical activity has been restricted to occasional small explosive eruptions recorded since 1789. In 1994 fumaroles, mudpots, and small geysers were observed along the shores of a greenish-colored crater lake.
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" Mahawu is capped by a 180-m-wide, 140-m-deep crater that sometimes contains a small crater lake "

This next pic is of Lokon as seen from the crater at Mahawu. Rough climb for an old duffer, lemme tell you...



Here is one looking down into the crater.



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The next pic is of Mahawu as seen from across Lake Linow. Lake linow is actuall a crater itself. The water is a different color every day, there are steam vents that you can see at the back edge of the picture. To the upper right is the 3 plumes from Mahau, and reflected in the water.



This next pic is of a vent bubbling up from the bottom of Lake Linow.



And the next is steam and boiling water coming from the edge, flowing into the lake. You can hear the bubling and crackling underground. I have a video of this later.


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Old 11-19-2010, 05:43 AM
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Default Re: Volcanos in & around Tomohon, Minahasa, North Sulawesi Indonesia

Beautiful shots! Is there any problem with poisonous gasses venting there?
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The smell of sulphur is heavy at times depending on the wind (or lack of it). I understand that in the past there has been an air quality problem down at lake level. That is mainly steam that you see rising, although when you are near any steam you always smell sulphur.

I took a video of those hot rocks int he picture (with the steam/sulfur rising) you can hear the water boiling underground.
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Default Re: Volcanos in & around Tomohon, Minahasa, North Sulawesi Indonesia

Here is a few pics of a geo-thermal spot known as "Bukit Doa".

This is near Tomohon village and kind of a "tourist" attraction, although sometime it's weeks between "tourists".









Lots of steam & suplhur smell, as you can see in 2nd pic you can get up right close an personal. That pic is the edge of the path cut into the side, it's hot and you hear the bubbling going on quite loud.
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Here are a couple pics of Mount Klabat volcano, the highest on Sulawesi island. Unlike the others I have shown, this one has had no eruptions in modern times.





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Default Re: Volcanos in & around Tomohon, Minahasa, North Sulawesi Indonesia

Beautifull beautifull country StrayStar,
we all apreciate these artfull rare photos
a part of the world seldom seen by many,
yet im certain the tourism is a mainstay,
due the the many volcanos, so many active at that...

Really truly damn nice shots as wrench stated
you both have good eyes, these shots were framed
so well, very hard to capture wide panoramic
shots as we have touched upon prior,
I personally really enjoys this country and shoot
kudos.

Some of these appear like you needed to hike a bit
in very rough terrain in order
to capture the grand photos.
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