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Karangetang volcano
Stratovolcano 1784 m (5,853 ft)
Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia, 2.78°N / 125.4°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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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-ongoing
Typical eruption style:
Explosive. Formation of lava domes and pyroclastic flows.
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Karangetang volcano news & updates:

Karangetang Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL070 MOV SW OBS VA DTG: 04/1050Z to 7000 ft (2100 m)

Saturday Apr 04, 2020 11:00 AM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Karangetang volcano on  4 Apr 2020
Satellite image of Karangetang volcano on 4 Apr 2020
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 7000 ft (2100 m) altitude or flight level 070 .
The full report is as follows:

FVAU02 at 10:48 UTC, 04/04/20 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200404/1047Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: KARANGETANG [API SIAU] 267020
PSN: N0247 E12524
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1784M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/1
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL070 MOV SW
OBS VA DTG: 04/1050Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL070 N0248 E12523 - N0248 E12525 - N0242
E12525 - N0236 E12522 - N0238 E12514 - N0243 E12520 MOV SW
10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 04/1650Z SFC/FL070 N0248 E12525 - N0236
E12525 - N0237 E12515 - N0248 E12523
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 04/2250Z SFC/FL070 N0247 E12525 - N0235
E12520 - N0240 E12511 - N0248 E12523
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 05/0450Z SFC/FL070 N0247 E12525 - N0234
E12517 - N0239 E12509 - N0248 E12523
RMK: WEAK VA EMISSION CLEARLY DISCERNIBLE ON LATEST
SATELLITE IMAGERY. VA HEIGHT AND FORECAST BASED ON
HIMAWARI-8 IMAGERY AND MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20200404/1650Z

Previous news
An ash plumes from Karangetang volcano on 26 March (image: PVMBG)
Thursday, Apr 02, 2020
PVMBG reported that during 23-29 March lava effusion continues to active from the summit crater which traveled 1.8 km downslope the Nanitu, Pangi, and Sense drainages in SW and W direction. ... [more]
Lava flows visible from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Saturday, Dec 28, 2019
PVMBG reported that during 16-22 December lava flows continue to be active on the SW and W flanks of the volcano which traveled 1.8 km downslope the Nanitu, Pangi, and Sense drainages. ... [more]
Active lava flow and incandescent rockfalls from Karangetang's crater 1 (image: Andi Rosadi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
Saturday, Nov 09, 2019
The dominantly effusive eruption of the volcano continues at fluctuating, but generally high intensity. A group on our ongoing "Volcanoes and Spices" expedition to northern Indonesia witnessed the eruption from close. ... [more]

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