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stratovolcano 1839 m / 6,033 ft
Northeast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, -4.65°S / 145.96°ECurrent status
(2 out of 5)
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| ReportsKarkar volcano booksKarkar volcano eruptions:
2014(?), 2012(?), 2010(?), 2009(?), 1980(?), 1979, 1974-75, 1974, 1962(?), 1895, 1885, 1830(?), 1643Typical eruption style:
explosiveLast earthquakes nearbyLatest satellite images
Karkar volcano eruption news & activity updates
Tue, 21 Feb 2017, 04:00
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more
Thu, 27 Mar 2014, 18:10
Karkar volcano - no hot spot is visible on MODIS data
Several ash plumes at estimated altitude of 8,000 ft (2.4 km) were spotted during the past 2 days. This suggests a new eruptive phase could have started at the remote volcano.
Fri, 15 Mar 2013, 17:26
A larger explosive eruption from Karkar produced an ash plume rising to 28,000 ft (8.5 km). The plume is rapidly drifting NW.
Tue, 29 Jan 2013, 09:01
An explosion occurred this morning. An ash plume rising to 14,000 ft (4.3 km) and extending 20 nautical miles NE was spotted on satellite data by VAAC Darwin.
Sun, 5 Feb 2012, 00:01
Darwin VAAC reported that a possible ash plume from Karkar rose to altitudes of 7.6-10.7 km (25,000-35,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted NE and E on 1 February. ...more
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