Karangetang volcano news & updates:
Karangetang volcano (Siau Island, Indonesia): eruption and pyroclastic flow on 7 May
Mon, 11 May 2015, 09:0309:03 AM | BY: T
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.
Pyroclastic flow from Karangetang volcano on 7 May 2015 (photo: Agustinus Hari)
The cause was elevated strombolian activity combined with effusion of a viscous flow from the summit crater, which resulted in partial collapses of the lava flow.
People living in villages near the volcano were evacuated and it seems no fatalities occurred, although houses in the village of Kora Kora were destroyed by the pyroclastic flow on 7 May. Significant ash fall occurred on the northern flank of the volcano.
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. ... read all
Thu, 5 Feb 2015, 10:37
Since 10 Jan 2015, the volcano has been active again. A lava dome is growing at the summit, producing incandescent avalanches. read all
Fri, 24 Oct 2014, 14:40
A volcanic ash plume at 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude and extending 40 nautical miles to the NW was repoerted by Darwin VAAC Monday morning based on satellite data. This could suggest a small eruption occurred at the volcano. ... read all
Wed, 24 Sep 2014, 11:05
Karangetang volcano (Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia) activity update: incandescent lava dome
PVMBG reported that although Karangetang was often covered in fog during 7-14 September, observers occasionally noted white plumes rising at most 150 m from the main crater and Crater II. ... read all
Mon, 28 Jul 2014, 15:56
An comparably small eruption occurred last week at the volcano. Incandescent lava avalanches were reported to descend from the summit lava dome to the SE, towards the area of Batu Awang, during 19-21 July. ... read all