Karkar volcano eruption news & activity updates
Karkar volcano (Northeast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea) activity update: possible ash eruption on 1 February
Sunday Feb 05, 2012 00:01 AM | BY: T
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.
The last confirmed eruption of the remote volcano was on 12 January 1979, but several similar ash plumes with a possible origin from Karkar volcano were reported in recent years. This could suggest that Karkar has been in an active phase since a few years ago.