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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: restless (2 out of 5) 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.

Karangetang volcano tours:
Volcanoes and Spices (17-day volcano trekking tour to the Molucca Sea: N-Sulawesi, Karangetang and Halmahera)

Karangetang volcano news & updates:

Karangetang volcano (Siau Island, Indonesia): lava flow & incandescent avalanches

Fri, 25 Sep 2015, 11:05
11:05 AM | BY: T
Lava flow on Karangetang volcano on 23 Sep 2015
Lava flow on Karangetang volcano on 23 Sep 2015
The lava flow on the volcano remained active during the last week of September when our correspondent Andi visited the island during 22-25 Sep:
" Karangetang erupted big in 7th May 2015 and covered one village in the north flank with ash and folowed buried some houses by its lahar. Activity remains high alert in level 3 indicated with lots of harmonic tremors, shallow and deep volcanic tremors, and incandescent rock falls occur frequently so far. Summit morfology of the summit also has changed threatening some villages in the south as well."

Previous news

Thu, 17 Sep 2015, 07:35
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. Read all
Mon, 31 Aug 2015, 09:30
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. Read all
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