Karangetang volcano news & updates:

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

Sat, 7 Aug 2010, 07:09
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

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
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