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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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONTINUOUS ERUPTION TO FL080 OBS 05/0300Z EXT SW 10KT to 8000 ft (2400 m)

Tuesday Feb 05, 2019 03:45 AM | BY: VN

Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 8000 ft (2400 m) altitude or flight level 080 and is moving at 10 kts in SW direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVAU01 at 03:37 UTC, 05/02/19 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190205/0340Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: KARANGETANG [API SIAU] 267020
PSN: N0247 E12524
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1784M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/7
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: CONTINUOUS ERUPTION TO FL080 OBS 05/0300Z
EXT SW 10KT
OBS VA DTG: 05/0340Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL080 N0247 E12527 - N0227 E12517 - N0241
E12502 - N0250 E12524 MOV SW 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 05/0940Z SFC/FL080 N0249 E12524 - N0247
E12527 - N0156 E12504 - N0226 E12429
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 05/1540Z SFC/FL080 N0249 E12524 - N0247
E12527 - N0157 E12504 - N0226 E12430
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 05/2140Z SFC/FL080 N0246 E12526 - N0203
E12440 - N0240 E12424 - N0250 E12525
RMK: CONTINUOUS ERUPTION TO FL080 OBSERVED ON SATELLITE
IMAGERY EXT SW FROM SUMMIT AT 05/0300Z. HEIGHT BASED ON IR
TEMP OF 15C. FORECAST BASED ON HIMAWARI-8, MENADO 05/0000Z
SOUNDING AND MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20190205/0940Z

Previous news
Karangetang's lava flow seen on 3 Feb 2019 by satellite (image: SENTINEL 2 - ESA/Copernicus)
Monday, Feb 04, 2019
The ongoing eruption of the volcano has started to cause severe problems: the active lava flow headed towards the north, following an erosion gully, has reached the area of Batubulan village. ... [more]
Monday, Feb 04, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 8000 ft (2400 m) altitude or flight level 080 . ... [more]
Satellite image of Karangetang volcano on  3 Feb 2019
Sunday, Feb 03, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 8000 ft (2400 m) altitude or flight level 080 . ... [more]
Minor ash emission yesterday. Credit: MAGMA Indonesia.
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018
The alert level has been raised to 3 (Siaga) due to a sustained, large increase in seismicity and new minor ash emissions. [more]
Satellite image of Karangetang volcano on 25 Nov 2018
Sunday, Nov 25, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]

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