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Karangetang volcano
Stratovolcano 1784 m (5,853 ft)
Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia, 2.78°N / 125.4°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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Karangetang 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, 2015, 2016, 2018-ongoing
Typical eruption style:
Explosive. Formation of lava domes and pyroclastic flows.
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Karangetang volcano news & updates:

Karangetang volcano (Siau Island, Indonesia): strombolian activity, incandescent lava avalanches

Monday Aug 31, 2015 09:30 AM | BY: T

Karangetang in eruption last week (photo: Kamil Syahbana / twitter)
Karangetang in eruption last week (photo: Kamil Syahbana / twitter)
The eruption continues at the volcano: it is characterized by Strombolian activity at the summit crater and lava extrusion that forms frequent incandescent avalanches.
Devy Kamil Syahbana posted images of this activity during the last week.
Previous news
Thermal signal from Karangetang volcano (MIROVA)
Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015
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. ... [more]
Thermal signal of Karangetang volcano (MIROVA)
Thursday, Jun 11, 2015
Activity continues at the volcano with the effusion of a lava flow from the summit vent of the volcano and associated glowing avalanches. ... [more]
Pyroclastic flow from Karangetang volcano on 7 May 2015 (photo: Agustinus Hari)
Monday, May 11, 2015
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. ... [more]

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]
Glowing avalanches from Karangetang volcano yesterday (photo: Andi Rosadi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
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]

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