Karangetang volcano (Sangihe Islands) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 22 February-28 February 2023 (New Activity / Unrest)
Wed, 1 Mar 2023, 15:00 15:00 PM | BY: VNAccording to PVMBG the eruption at Karangetang's Main Crater (S crater) continued during 22-28 February. Nighttime webcam images posted with daily reports showed incandescent lava flows descending the flanks, though images from 0054 on 26 February and 0026 on 1 March showed only minor incandescence near the summit. The Darwin VAAC reported that during 22-23 February ash plume rose to an altitude of 2.1 km (7,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SE based on analyses of satellite imagery and weather models.
The Alert Level remained at 3 (on a scale of 1-4) and the public were advised to stay 2.5 km away from Main Crater with an extension to 3.5 km on the S and SE flanks.
Sources: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi (PVMBG, also known as CVGHM), Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC)
From: Global Volcanism Program, 2023. Report on Karangetang. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 22 February-28 February 2023. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.
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