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Stratovolcano 1784 m (5,853 ft)
Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia, 2.78°N / 125.4°E
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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): possible lateral vent
Thursday Sep 17, 2015 07:35 AM | BY: T
Ash plume from what could be a new lateral vent at Karangetang (image: via Benny Saerang)
An eruptive event yesterday produced an ash plume that rose from what could be a new lateral vent on the lower northern (?) flank of the volcano.
Although the photo sent to us looks rather like an ash plume that originated from the front of an avalanche that departed at low level, local sources insist on having observed a new vent.
Monday, Aug 31, 2015
The eruption continues at the volcano: it is characterized by Strombolian activity at the summit crater and lava extrusion that forms frequent incandescent avalanches. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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