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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 (Siau Island, Indonesia): eruption on Friday 6 August, 4 dead

Saturday Aug 07, 2010 07:09 AM |

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.
While (as usual) not many details about the eruption itself are found in the newspapers, Eric Klemetti from the Eruptions Blog observes that the most likely event was a sudden dome collapse that triggered a pyroclastic flow down the slopes of the steep stratovolcano.
Karangetang is one of Indonesia's most frequently active volcanoes.
Previous news
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]
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.

[more]
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
from the upper S flank traveled 2.5 km toward the Stone river (unknown direction) and was followed by lava flows that traveled toward the Hamstring river and E towards the Kahetang river at a maximum distance of 2 km. A "thin white smoke" was seen at a height of ~350 m above the summit (7,000 ft a.s.l.). Lava flows traveled a maximum distance of ~2.3 km towards the Hamstring river and S towards the Bahembang river during 22-23 and 25 July.

... [more]

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