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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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Volcanoes and Spices (17 days volcano trekking tour to the Molucca Sea: N-Sulawesi, Karangetang and Halmahera)

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Karangetang volcano news & updates:

Karangetang Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONTINUOUS VA MEISSION TO FL070 LAST OBS 28/2310Z to 7000 ft (2100 m)

Sunday Sep 29, 2019 01:00 AM | BY: VN

Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 7000 ft (2100 m) altitude or flight level 070 and is moving at 10 kts in W direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVAU04 at 00:56 UTC, 29/09/19 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190929/0100Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: KARANGETANG [API SIAU] 267020
PSN: N0247 E12524
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1784M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/33
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8, WEBCAM
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: CONTINUOUS VA MEISSION TO FL070 LAST OBS
28/2310Z
OBS VA DTG: 29/0100Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL070 N0248 E12525 - N0246 E12525 - N0240
E12451 - N0257 E12452 MOV W 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 29/0700Z SFC/FL070 N0248 E12525 - N0246
E12525 - N0240 E12450 - N0257 E12451
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 29/1300Z SFC/FL070 N0248 E12525 - N0246
E12526 - N0233 E12454 - N0251 E12451
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 29/1900Z SFC/FL070 N0248 E12525 - N0246
E12526 - N0233 E12453 - N0255 E12451
RMK: VISIBLE IMAGERY AND WEBCAM SHOW A WEAK PLUME EXTENDING
W FROM SUMMIT. AREA CURRENTLY OBSCURED BY MET CLOUD. HEIGHT
AND FCST BASED ON HIMAWARI-8, WEBCAM, AND MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20190929/0700Z

Previous news
Eruption of Karangetang volcano this morning (image: Andi Rosadi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
Thursday, Aug 22, 2019
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. ... [more]

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