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Karangetang volcano
Stratovolcano 1784 m (5,853 ft)
Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia, 2.78°N / 125.48°E
Current status: restless (2 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.
Last earthquakes nearby
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Volcano Special: Ibu - Dukono - Lokon (14 days volcano tour to erupting Dukono and Ibu volcanoes in Halmahera)
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Karangetang volcano news & updates:

Karangetang volcano (Siau Island, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia) activity update

Wednesday Nov 11, 2015 17:16 PM | BY: T

MODIS thermal signal from Karangetang (MIROVA)
MODIS thermal signal from Karangetang (MIROVA)
Activity at the volcano has decreased a bit, but the volcano continues to effuse viscous lava at its summit, feeding a lava flow and generating incandescent avalanches.
from the Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 4-10 November 2015:
During 28 October-4 November that activity remained stable. The lava dome was incandescent at night and produced a lava flow that traveled 200 m S. Incandescent avalanches from the lava-flow front traveled as far as 2 km E down the Batuawang and Kahetang drainages.
Seismicity decreased, but continued to be dominated by avalanche signals. The Alert Level remained at 3 (on a scale of 1-4); visitors and residents were warned not to approach Karangetang within a 4-km radius.
Previous news
Incandescent avalanches at Karangetang 18 Oct 2015 (photo: Aris Yanto)
Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015
The volcano remains very active, producing lava flows that generate many incandescent avalanches. ... [more]

Friday, Sep 25, 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: ... [more]
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]

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