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Karkar volcano
stratovolcano 1839 m / 6,033 ft
Northeast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, -4.65°S / 145.96°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Karkar volcano eruptions:
2014(?), 2012(?), 2010(?), 2009(?), 1980(?), 1979, 1974-75, 1974, 1962(?), 1895, 1885, 1830(?), 1643
Typical eruption style:
explosive
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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.

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