Karangetang volcano news & updates:

Karangetang volcano (Siau Island, Indonesia): new eruption

Sun, 3 May 2015, 22:07
22:07 PM | BY: T
MODIS hot spots at Karangetang during the past 7 days (MODVOLC, Univ. Hawaii)
MODIS hot spots at Karangetang during the past 7 days (MODVOLC, Univ. Hawaii)
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.
A number of people have been evacuated from areas at less than 3 km distance from the volcano. The main hazard are pyroclastic flows that the volcano often generates when activity is elevated.
VSI keeps the volcano at alert level 3 (out of 4), at which it has been since 3 Sep 2013.

Previous news

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. Read all
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