Manuk Volcano | John Seach


Manuk Island, Banda Sea, Indonesia

5.53 S, 130.292 E
summit elevation 282 m

Manuk is the easternmost volcano of Indonesia. It is 750 km north of Darwin, Australia. Manuk volcano consists of a truncated cone with a summit crater. Solfataras
are located on the west side of the crater rim and in the crater. Sulphur was mined on the island previously.

2009 Earthquake
On 24th October 2009 a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit 70 km south of Manuk volcano. The earthquake epicentre was located at 6.161°S, 130.346°E, and focus was at a depth of 138 km. The earthquake was felt in Darwin, Australia.

Eruptions are unknown at the volcano because the island was uninhabited.

Further reading
Wheller, G. E., et al. "Geochemistry of Quaternary volcanism in the Sunda-Banda arc, Indonesia, and three-component genesis of island-arc basaltic magmas." Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 32.1-3 (1987): 137-160

Manuk Volcano Eruptions

Fumarolic activity at Manuk Volcano.