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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 (Api Siau Island, Indonesia): lava flow enters sea

Wednesday Feb 06, 2019 12:30 PM | BY: T

Active lava flow from Karangetang entering the sea (image: screenshot from embedded video by KompasTV)
Active lava flow from Karangetang entering the sea (image: screenshot from embedded video by KompasTV)
The lava flow from the volcano has now crossed the coastal road and reached the sea, where it forms an active delta, effectively enlarging the island a little bit. The lava flow is of 'a'a type with a typical blocky texture.
No significant damage has been reported from the nearby Batubulan village, which is now cut from the eastern part of the island. In case the lava flow widens and or the eruption intensifies further, authorities have been preparing to evacuate the remaining residents from the village by sea using lifeboats.

In case you are interested to try to see the unique spectacle of a lava flow meeting the sea and the effects of the eruption, we organize a special tour next week 11-16 Feb starting in Manado to observe Karangetang volcano. There are still a few spots available.
Authorities have been
Previous news
Monday, Feb 04, 2019
Karangetang's lava flow seen on 3 Feb 2019 by satellite (image: SENTINEL 2 - ESA/Copernicus)
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. ... read all
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018
Minor ash emission yesterday. Credit: MAGMA Indonesia.
The alert level has been raised to 3 (Siaga) due to a sustained, large increase in seismicity and new minor ash emissions. ... read all

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