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Karangetang volcano on Siau Island (2006, photo: Donald Tapehe)
Karangetang volcano on Siau Island (2006, photo: Donald Tapehe)

Latest news:

Glow form the active lava flow from Karangetang's northern crater (l) (image: Andi Rosadi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
Friday, Feb 15, 2019
Although no longer reaching the sea, the lava flow is still weakly active, our expedition leader Andi reported from location. ... [more]
The still active lava flow front from Karangetang volcano as seen yesterday
Thursday, Feb 14, 2019
Our correspondent Andi reported that the recent lava flow, which had crossed the coastal road near Batubulan village and created a new sea delta, has now stopped. ... [more]
 

Karangetang volcano

Stratovolcano 1784 m (5,853 ft)
Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia, 2.78°N / 125.48°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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Last update: 15 Feb 2019 (strombolian activity and weak lava effusion from north crater, glow from main crater)
Typical eruption style: Explosive. Formation of lava domes and pyroclastic flows.
Karangetang volcano eruptions: 1675, 1712, 1825, 1864, 1883, 1886, 1887, 1892, 1899, 1900, 1905, 1921, 1922, 1924, 1926, 1930, 1930, 1935, 1940, 1940, 1941, 1947, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1961, 1961, 1962-62, 1965-67, 1967, 1970-71, 1972-76, 1976-77, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983-88, 1989, 1991-93, 1995, 1996-97, 1998, 1999-2003, 2004-2005. 2008-9, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018-ongoingKarangetang volcano on Api Siau Island No recent earthquakes
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Karangetang (Api Siau) volcano is one of Indonesia's most active volcanoes. Located on the remote Api Siau Island north of N Sulawesi, it is notorious for building lava domes and producing dangerous pyroclastic flows.

Background:

Karangetang (or Api Siau) volcano lies at the northern end of the island of Siau, north of Sulawesi. The 1784-m-high stratovolcano contains five summit craters along a N-S line. Karangetang is one of Indonesia's most active volcanoes, with more than 40 eruptions recorded since 1675 and many additional small eruptions that were not documented.

Twentieth-century eruptions have included frequent explosive activity sometimes accompanied by pyroclastic flows and lahars. Lava dome growth has occurred in the summit craters; collapse of lava flow fronts has also produced pyroclastic flows.
5 eruptions in the 20th century (1940, 1972, 1976, 1983 and 1991) caused fatalities.
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Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institution

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