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Stratovolcano 1784 m (5,853 ft)
Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia, 2.78°N / 125.48°ECurrent status
: minor activity or eruption warning
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| ReportsKarangetang volcano books | ToursKarangetang 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, 2015Typical eruption style:
Explosive. Formation of lava domes and pyroclastic flows.
Last earthquakes nearby
Karangetang volcano toursVolcano Special: Ibu - Dukono - Lokon
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Karangetang volcano news & updates:
Karangetang volcano (Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia) activity update
Monday Dec 17, 2012 10:02 AM | BY: T
An ash plume was detected at 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude yesterday, suggesting that some explosive activity has occurred at the volcano.
Sunday, Sep 30, 2012
A thermal anomaly at the summit is visible on MODIS satellite images and a steam plume can be seen rising from the volcano. [more]
Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012
A new eruption started at Mount Karangetang volcano (Siau volcano, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia) on 9 Sep. According to newspaper articles, at least 2 lava flows (and possibly pyroclastic flows) has come to within close distance of settlements, where residents have fled. ... [more]
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Darwin VAAC reported that on 14 May an ash plume from Karangetang rose to an altitude of 3.7 km (12,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 130 km SE. ... [more]
Friday, Mar 18, 2011
The activity of Karangetang volcano is increasing. The Indonesian Volcanological Survey has raised the highest level of alert (4), after pyroclastic flows (block and ash flow type) from the new growing lava dome on the summit into the Kali Kali Nanitu und Pangi valleys have have reached nearly 4 km distance from the crater on 18 March. 3 villages have been ordered to evacuate. [more]
Saturday, Mar 12, 2011
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. ... [more]
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