Karangetang volcano news & updates:
Karangetang volcano (Siau Island, Indonesia): increased lava effusion
Tue, 18 Aug 2015, 13:1513:15 PM | BY: T
Thermal signals from the volcano have been increasing over the past days, suggesting that the lava output at the summit crater has increased. This could again again to dangerous pyroclastic flows if the lava dome or lava flows become unstable on the steep upper flanks of the volcano. Such flows can easily reach inhabited areas.
Thermal signal from Karangetang volcano (MIROVA)
During the past months (at least since May) the volcano has been constantly active with a weakly alimented lava flow on the upper southern flank, which has been generating frequent incandescent rock falls. It decreased during July, but a new phase of more violent activity might be in the making now and could make new evacuations necessary. Alert level of the volcano remains at 3 (out of 4).
Thu, 11 Jun 2015, 08:38
Activity continues at the volcano with the effusion of a lava flow from the summit vent of the volcano and associated glowing avalanches. read all
Mon, 11 May 2015, 09:03
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. ... read all
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