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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 (Siau Island, Indonesia): eruption continues from two craters

Thursday Aug 22, 2019 15:30 PM | BY: T

Eruption of Karangetang volcano this morning (image: Andi Rosadi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
Eruption of Karangetang volcano this morning (image: Andi Rosadi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
Heat signals from Karangetang volcano as detected with the MODIS sensor from satellite (image: MIROVA)
Heat signals from Karangetang volcano as detected with the MODIS sensor from satellite (image: MIROVA)
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.
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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Previous news
Wednesday, Aug 07, 2019
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. ... [more]
New lava flow on Karangetang volcano seen on 26 July 2019 (image: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019
A new eruptive phase has started at the volcano: a new lava flow is being erupted from the northern crater. ... [more]
 

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