Karangetang volcano news & updates:

Karangetang volcano (Sangihe Islands, Indonesia): new activity

Sat, 12 Mar 2011, 11:54
11:54 AM |
A new eruption started at Karangetang volcano yesterday 11 March (the day the massive Japan earthquake markes history). Karangetang is located on the remote Island of Api Siau north of Northern Sulawesi in Indonesia. Most likely, the new activity consists of strombolian activity, and perhaps intermittent phases of lava fountaining.
The main hazard from Karangetang's frequent eruptions are pyroclastic flows triggered by collapse of material from lava flows and the lava dome on the summit crater on top of the very steep stratovolcano. The last eruption in August 2010 killed 4 people by such flows.

Previous news

Thu, 30 Sep 2010, 06:39
Karangetang continues to be active, as a recent report from the Indonesian Volcanological Survey shows, kindly translated in the latest SI/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: ... Read all
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