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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: SUSPECTED VA TO FL120 EXT N AT 22/0630Z. to 12000 ft (3700 m)

Friday Feb 22, 2019 07:00 AM | BY: VN

Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 12000 ft (3700 m) altitude or flight level 120 and is moving at 5 kts in N direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVAU03 at 06:56 UTC, 22/02/19 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190222/0700Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: KARANGETANG [API SIAU] 267020
PSN: N0247 E12524
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1784M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/8
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: SUSPECTED VA TO FL120 EXT N AT 22/0630Z.
OBS VA DTG: 22/0700Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL120 N0246 E12523 - N0252 E12519 - N0253
E12527 - N0246 E12525 MOV N 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 22/1300Z SFC/FL120 N0245 E12524 - N0247
E12521 - N0253 E12521 - N0251 E12527 - N0246 E12527
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 22/1900Z SFC/FL120 N0245 E12523 - N0248
E12520 - N0253 E12522 - N0252 E12528 - N0248 E12528
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 23/0100Z SFC/FL120 N0245 E12523 - N0249
E12520 - N0253 E12523 - N0252 E12528 - N0248 E12528
RMK: POSSIBLE VA CLOUD OBSERVED ON ANIMATED SAT IMG
EXTENDING FROM VOLCANO. AWAITING CONFIRMATION OF ERUPTION
FROM GROUND OBSERVER. VA HEIGHT FROM IR TEMPERATURE, FCST
MOV FROM MODEL GUIDANCE. LIGHT SOUTH TO SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS
TO CONTINUE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20190222/1300Z

Previous news
Glow form the active lava flow from Karangetang's northern crater (l) (image: Andi Rosadi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
Friday, Feb 15, 2019
Although no longer reaching the sea, the lava flow is still weakly active, our expedition leader Andi reported from location. ... [more]
The still active lava flow front from Karangetang volcano as seen yesterday
Thursday, Feb 14, 2019
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. ... [more]
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]
Tuesday, Feb 05, 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 and is moving at 10 kts in SW direction. ... [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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