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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
Karkar volcano books
Karkar volcano eruptions:
2014(?), 2012(?), 2010(?), 2009(?), 1980(?), 1979, 1974-75, 1974, 1962(?), 1895, 1885, 1830(?), 1643
Typical eruption style:
explosive
Last earthquakes nearby
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Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
 

Karkar volcano eruption news & activity updates

Karkar volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA OBS TO FL400 MOV NW OBS VA DTG: 21/0346Z

Tuesday Feb 21, 2017 04:00 AM |

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU0300 at 03:52 UTC, 21/02/17 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170221/0346Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: KARKAR 251030
PSN: S0439 E14558
AREA: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1839M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/1
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA OBS TO FL400 MOV NW
OBS VA DTG: 21/0346Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL400 S0427 E14544 - S0425 E14528 - S0442
E14529 - S0447 E14542 - S0443 E14600 - S0436 E14600 MOV NW
25KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 21/0946Z NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 21/1546Z NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 21/2146Z NOT AVBL
RMK: VA CLEARLY OBS ON SATELLITE IMAGERY. A MORE DETAILED
ADVISORY TO FOLLOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20170221/0410Z

Previous news
Karkar volcano - no hot spot is visible on MODIS data
Thursday, Mar 27, 2014
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. [more]
Friday, Mar 15, 2013
A larger explosive eruption from Karkar produced an ash plume rising to 28,000 ft (8.5 km). The plume is rapidly drifting NW. [more]
Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013
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. [more]
Sunday, Feb 05, 2012
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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