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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, Sangihe Islands, Indonesia) activity update: rockfalls, glowing lava dome

Wednesday Jan 13, 2016 16:48 PM | BY: T

Seismic activity at Karangetang since Jan 2015 (VSI)
Seismic activity at Karangetang since Jan 2015 (VSI)
Ash from the volcano has been observed on satellite imagery during 11-12 Jan, Darwin VAAC reported. Likely, this came from a larger rockfall triggering a small pyroclastic flow, but this needs to be confirmed. The latest VSI report from this morning only mentions continuing glow from the active summit lava dome and small to moderate rockfalls.
In case of heavy rains, larger rockfalls and lahars could occur, in particular towards the valleys radiating to the SE from the volcano. Seismic activity remains elevated with an increase in shallow volcanic quakes.
Previous news
Heat signal from Karangetang volcano (MIROVA)
Sunday, Nov 15, 2015
Activity at the volcano has decreased a bit, judging from the overall thermal signal, but continues with slow lava extrusion and small explosions at the summit crater, generating incandescent avalanches. ... [more]
MODIS thermal signal from Karangetang (MIROVA)
Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015
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. ... [more]
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]

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