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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: VA TO FL090 LAST OBS EXT SW AT 07/0800Z. to 9000 ft (2700 m)

Thursday Mar 07, 2019 23:45 PM | BY: VN

Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 9000 ft (2700 m) altitude or flight level 090 and is moving at 10 kts in S direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVAU03 at 23:33 UTC, 07/03/19 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190307/2340Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: KARANGETANG [API SIAU] 267020
PSN: N0247 E12524
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1784M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/15
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA TO FL090 LAST OBS EXT SW AT 07/0800Z.
EST VA DTG: 07/2340Z
EST VA CLD: SFC/FL090 N0249 E12523 - N0144 E12432 - N0133
E12532 - N0247 E12527 MOV S 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 08/0540Z SFC/FL090 N0248 E12527 - N0129
E12524 - N0151 E12430 - N0250 E12523
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 08/1140Z SFC/FL090 N0250 E12525 - N0255
E12434 - N0215 E12407 - N0143 E12453 - N0246 E12529
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 08/1740Z SFC/FL090 N0252 E12525 - N0245
E12530 - N0148 E12456 - N0200 E12412 - N0233 E12401 - N0256
E12421
RMK: VA UNIDENTIFIABLE ON LATEST SATELLITE IMAGERY DUE TO
MET CLOUD OBSCURATION. HEIGHT AND FORECAST BASED ON
HIMAWARI-8 IMAGERY, MENADO 07/1200Z SOUNDING AND MODEL
GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20190308/0540Z

Previous news
Satellite image of Karangetang volcano on  7 Mar 2019
Thursday, Mar 07, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 9000 ft (2700 m) altitude or flight level 090 and is moving at 10 kts in SW direction. ... [more]
Satellite image of Karangetang volcano on  6 Mar 2019
Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 9000 ft (2700 m) altitude or flight level 090 . ... [more]
Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Friday, Feb 22, 2019
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. ... [more]
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]

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