Karangetang volcano (Siau Island, Indonesia): eruption on Friday 6 August, 4 dead
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.
Sat, 7 Aug 2010, 07:0907:09 AM |
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.
Thu, 12 Nov 2009, 08:09
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 Read all