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Stratovolcano 1784 m (5,853 ft)
Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia, 2.78°N / 125.4°E
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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.
Last earthquakes nearby
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Karangetang volcano news & updates:
Sun, 15 Nov 2015, 08:55
Heat signal from Karangetang volcano (MIROVA)
Activity at the volcano has decreased a bit, judging from the overall thermal signal, but continues with slow lava extrusion and small explosions at the summit crater, generating incandescent avalanches. ...more
Wed, 11 Nov 2015, 17:16
MODIS thermal signal from Karangetang (MIROVA)
Activity at the volcano has decreased a bit, but the volcano continues to effuse viscous lava at its summit, feeding a lava flow and generating incandescent avalanches. ...more
Wed, 21 Oct 2015, 10:47
Incandescent avalanches at Karangetang 18 Oct 2015 (photo: Aris Yanto)
The volcano remains very active, producing lava flows that generate many incandescent avalanches. ...more
Fri, 25 Sep 2015, 11:05
The lava flow on the volcano remained active during the last week of September when our correspondent Andi visited the island during 22-25 Sep: ...more
Thu, 17 Sep 2015, 07:35
Ash plume from what could be a new lateral vent at Karangetang (image: via Benny Saerang)
An eruptive event yesterday produced an ash plume that rose from what could be a new lateral vent on the lower northern (?) flank of the volcano. ...more
Mon, 31 Aug 2015, 09:30
Karangetang in eruption last week (photo: Kamil Syahbana / twitter)
The eruption continues at the volcano: it is characterized by Strombolian activity at the summit crater and lava extrusion that forms frequent incandescent avalanches. ...more
Tue, 18 Aug 2015, 13:15
Thermal signal from Karangetang volcano (MIROVA)
Thermal signals from the volcano have been increasing over the past days, suggesting that the lava output at the summit crater has increased. This could again again to dangerous pyroclastic flows if the lava dome or lava flows become unstable on the steep upper flanks of the volcano. Such flows can easily reach inhabited areas. ...more
Thu, 11 Jun 2015, 08:38
Thermal signal of Karangetang volcano (MIROVA)
Activity continues at the volcano with the effusion of a lava flow from the summit vent of the volcano and associated glowing avalanches. ...more
Mon, 11 May 2015, 09:03
Pyroclastic flow from Karangetang volcano on 7 May 2015 (photo: Agustinus Hari)
An increase in activity occurred during the past days, resulting in dangerous pyroclastic flows that swept 3 km down the steep southern slope of the volcano. ...more
Sun, 3 May 2015, 22:07
A new eruption that started already on 23 April has been producing lava flows from the summit vent. During the past days, this activity has increased. ...more
Thu, 5 Feb 2015, 10:37
Glowing avalanches from Karangetang volcano yesterday (photo: Andi Rosadi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
Since 10 Jan 2015, the volcano has been active again. A lava dome is growing at the summit, producing incandescent avalanches. ...more
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