Karangetang volcano news & updates:
Karangetang volcano (Siau Island, Indonesia): eruption continues from two craters
Thu, 22 Aug 2019, 15:3015:30 PM | BY: T
Eruption of Karangetang volcano this morning (image: Andi Rosadi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
The activity at the volcano remains high and has little changed since it started at the end of July. A group of VolcanoDiscovery is currently on location during our Volcanoes & Spices tour observed the active lava flow from the south crater as well as vigorous strombolian activity from the northern crater. According to expedition leader Andi, there were even "lava fountains" from it, something Karangetang's northern crater has often produced in the past as well, but still extremely rare to witness from close.
Heat signals from Karangetang volcano as detected with the MODIS sensor from satellite (image: MIROVA)
The lava flow is located on the western slope and generates frequent incandescent avalanches, which have remained confined mostly to the upper slopes.
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Wed, 7 Aug 2019, 12:05
PVMBG reported that beginning at 18:58 local time on 20 July incandescent avalanches of material from Karangetang’s Main Crater traveled as far as 1 km W down the Pangi and Kinali drainages. ... read all
Mon, 5 Aug 2019, 07:45
Karangetang Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL100 EXT E OBS VA DTG: 05/0740Z to 10000 ft (3000 m)
Tue, 30 Jul 2019, 20:15
Karangetang Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: DISCRETE VA TO FL250 MOV W. CONTINUOUS VA TO FL100 EXT SE.
Tue, 30 Jul 2019, 10:45
Karangetang Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA TO FL025 MOV W 15KTS AND FL010 MOV SE 10KTS to 2500 ft (800 m)
Tue, 30 Jul 2019, 10:30
A new eruptive phase has started at the volcano: a new lava flow is being erupted from the northern crater. ... read all