Karangetang volcano news & updates:

Karangetang volcano (Siau Island, Indonesia): new eruption, lava flow reaches settlements

Tue, 11 Sep 2012, 21:49
21:49 PM | BY: T
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.
The spokesman of the local volcano observatory describes that lava had flown through the Kali Kahetang valley to Bolo Kelurahan Tarorane village and through the Batuawang valley to the Kola-Kola Kelurahan Bebali Kecamatan Siau Timru village (?). According to the news, the residents in this area have been evacuated to safer locations.

Previous news

Thu, 17 May 2012, 10:05
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. Read all
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