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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 has stopped after entering the sea and cutting off a village

Thursday Feb 14, 2019 10:02 AM | BY: T

The still active lava flow front from Karangetang volcano as seen yesterday
The still active lava flow front from Karangetang volcano as seen yesterday
Our correspondent Andi reported that the recent lava flow, which had crossed the coastal road near Batubulan village and created a new sea delta, has now stopped.
Intense gas emissions are still occurring from both the main and the recently active north crater, where a lava dome can be seen (s. image).
Whether the eruptive activity is only pausing or can be regarded as ended is still unclear. The evacuated people from the village, which is now only reachable by boat, as the lava flow cut the road and destroyed a bridge, are still not allowed to return from the evacuation shelters.
Video of the lava flow front in the sea:
Previous news
Active lava flow from Karangetang entering the sea (image: screenshot from embedded video by KompasTV)
Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019
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. ... [more]
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]
 

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