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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): lava flow & incandescent avalanches

Friday Sep 25, 2015 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
Ash plume from what could be a new lateral vent at Karangetang (image: via Benny Saerang)
Thursday, Sep 17, 2015
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. ... [more]
Karangetang in eruption last week (photo: Kamil Syahbana / twitter)
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. ... [more]
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]
 

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