2011-12-12 Volcano eruption in Indonesia on 12 December, 2011

Emergency Obs. Request Information

  • Disaster Type: Volcano eruption
  • Country: Indonesia
  • Occurrence Date (UTC):
  • SA activation Date(UTC): 12 December, 2011
  • Requester: Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN)
  • Escalation to the International Charter:
  • GLIDE Number:

Disaster Situation

Mount Gamalama in North Maluku province erupted on Sunday night (11/12/2011), causing panic among local residents. The 1,700-meter high volcano spewed ash which fell in Ternate city. Some of the local residents living on the slope of Mt Gamalama began to take refuge at their relatives` houses near the city`s coast. A number of local residents expressed regret over a lack of information from the city administration and other relevant parties about the volcano`s status.

Satellite Image

 Before Disaster



ALOS Pan-sharpen, P76 F3580 A0.0, Mar 7, 2010


ALOS PSR/FBS, P442 F0 A34.3, Feb 04, 2011


ALOS PSR/FBS, P68 F3600 A34.3, Mar 12, 2011