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Karangetang volcano (Siau Island, Indonesia): eruption and pyroclastic flow on 7 May
Monday May 11, 2015 09:03 AM | BY: T
Pyroclastic flow from Karangetang volcano on 7 May 2015 (photo: Agustinus Hari)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.
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.
Sunday, May 03, 2015
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. ... [more]
Thursday, Feb 05, 2015
Since 10 Jan 2015, the volcano has been active again. A lava dome is growing at the summit, producing incandescent avalanches. ... [more]
Friday, Oct 24, 2014
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. [more]
Karangetang volcano (Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia) activity update: incandescent lava dome
Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014
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. ... [more]
Monday, Jul 28, 2014
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. ... [more]