Karangetang volcano news & updates:
Tuesday, Apr 09, 2013
An eruption has occurred this morning. VAAC Darwin signaled a volcanic ash cloud reaching 14,000 ft (4.3 km) altitude and extending 25 nautical miles to the WNW. VSI maintains the volcano on yellow alert (since 2011). According to a news article, pahoehoe lava flows traveled 150 m and rock avalanches traveled 2 km down the flanks on that same day.
Sunday, Jan 27, 2013
A thermal hot spot is visible at the summit and suggests that some activity continues.
Wednesday, Jan 02, 2013
Karangetang volcano (Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia) activity update: hot spot visible at the summit
Monday, Dec 17, 2012
An ash plume was detected at 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude yesterday, suggesting that some explosive activity has occurred at the volcano.
Sunday, Sep 30, 2012
Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012
A new eruption started at Mount Karangetang volcano (Siau volcano, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia) on 9 Sep. According to newspaper articles, at least 2 lava flows (and possibly pyroclastic flows) has come to within close distance of settlements, where residents have fled. ...more
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Karangetang volcano (Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia) activity update: occasional ash eruptions reaching 3-4 km altitude
Darwin VAAC reported that on 14 May an ash plume from Karangetang rose to an altitude of 3.7 km (12,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 130 km SE. ...more
Friday, Mar 18, 2011
The activity of Karangetang volcano is increasing. The Indonesian Volcanological Survey has raised the highest level of alert (4), after pyroclastic flows (block and ash flow type) from the new growing lava dome on the summit into the Kali Kali Nanitu und Pangi valleys have have reached nearly 4 km distance from the crater on 18 March. 3 villages have been ordered to evacuate.
Saturday, Mar 12, 2011
A new eruption started at Karangetang volcano yesterday 11 March (the day the massive Japan earthquake markes history). Karangetang is located on the remote Island of Api Siau north of Northern Sulawesi in Indonesia. Most likely, the new activity consists of strombolian activity, and perhaps intermittent phases of lava fountaining. ...more
Thursday, Sep 30, 2010
Karangetang volcano (Siau Island, Indonesia): ongoing strombolian activity and small pyroclastic flows
Karangetang continues to be active, as a recent report from the Indonesian Volcanological Survey shows, kindly translated in the latest SI/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: ...more [read all]
Saturday, Aug 07, 2010
A sudden eruption at Karangetang volcano in the remote island of Siau in the Sangihe archipel north of N Sulawesi happened on Friday 5 August and killed at least 4 people, as various news report. Several villagers living around the volcano are missing and many others are injured. ...more [read all]
Thursday, Nov 12, 2009
Karangetang is active again, as the GVP/USGS editors report citing local newspaper sources. Batur might be getting active. According to news articles, a pyroclastic flow and a lahar occurred on 4 November. Residents saw active lava flows the next day. On 11 November, incandescent material was ejected ...more
Saturday, Dec 06, 2008
Our tour guide Doni reports strong Strombolian eruptions at Mt.Karang etang volcano. The cone is covered by hot lapilli and ash plumes can be seen. Strombolian eruptions can be seen every 10 - 15 minute. Also Volcanian eruptions.
Monday, Oct 29, 2007
Based on a pilot report, the Darwin VAAC reported that a plume from
Karangetang rose to an altitude of 1.5 km (5,000 ft) a.s.l. on 21
October. A plume was not detected on satellite imagery due to cloud
Monday, Aug 20, 2007
After a gradual increase in activity, Karangetang volcano on Siau island started a more violent phase of activity. Lava flows and pyroclastic flows from the growing lava dome have been reported. ...more
Thursday, Apr 05, 2007
Karangetang volcano is still active as news reports suggest. An ash plume was observed rising to an altitude of 1.9 km (6,000 ft) a.s.l. on 27 March. Pyroclastic flows may have occurred the next day....more
Thursday, Nov 30, 2006
According to the Darwin VAAC, an eruption at Karangetang on 24 November produced a small ash plume observed on satellite imagery that reached an altitude of 3 km (10,000 ft) a.s.l.
Thursday, Aug 17, 2006
During 7-13 August, lava flows from Karangetang advanced E toward the Batu Awang river. Incandescent rockfalls originating from lava flow fronts were also observed. The Alert Level remained at 3.
Thursday, Aug 10, 2006
On 2 August, the Alert Level at Karangetang was raised to 4, the highest level.
Wednesday, Aug 09, 2006
Fog limited clear views of summit activity at Karangetang during the reporting period. Lava flows were observed during 27-31 July moving E toward the Kahetang and Batu Awang rivers at a maximum distance of ~750 m from the vent. Rockfalls traveled up to 2 km towards the Keting River. On 31 July, gas plumes reached a maximum height of 200 m above the summit (or ~6,500 ft a.s.l.).
Saturday, Jul 29, 2006
The Alert Status of Karangetang was raised on 22 July from 3 to 4 (on a scale of 1-4) due to an increase in eruptive activity since the last reportingperiod. On 20 July, lava flows were observed moving E toward the Kahetang and Batu Awang rivers at a maximum distance of 1.8 km from the vent, towards the Hamstring river at unknown location and distance, and S towards the Bahembang river at a maximum distance of 2 km. On 21 July, a pyroclastic flow originating
Saturday, Jun 04, 2005
Karangetang has been moderately active during the past months, frequently producing small to medium-siyed ash explosions. Based on a pilot observation, the Darwin VAAC reported that on 30 May, 2005, ash from Karangetang was drifting eastwards from Karangetang volcano at a height below 3 km (10,000 ft) a.s.l. The plume was not visible on satellite imagery....more