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Volcanoes in Indonesia

The geography of Indonesia is dominated by volcanoes that are formed due to subduction zones between the Eurasian plate and the Indo-Australian plate. Some of the volcanoes are notable for their eruptions, for instance, Krakatau for its global effects in 1883, Lake Toba for its supervolcanic eruption estimated to have occurred 74,000 Before Present which was responsible for six years of volcanic winter, and Mount Tambora for the most violent eruption in recorded history in 1815.


Colo
Colo in the Gulf of Tomini

Colo is a stratovolcano in Indonesia. It forms a small island at the middle of the Gulf of Tomini, the northern part of Sulawesi. The volcano is broad and has a low profile with only 507 m above the sea level. It contains a 2 kilometer wide caldera with a small volcanic cone inside. Only three eruptions have been recorded in the history with two of them causing damage.

Location map of Colo

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Last revised on January 21, 2010
    
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