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North Sulawesi, Sangihe, Karangetang [Api Siau] volcano

North Sulawesi, Sangihe, Karangetang [Api Siau] volcano

Country: Indonesia
Subregion Name: Sangihe Islands (Indonesia)
Volcano Number: 0607-02=
Volcano Type: Stratovolcano
Volcano Status: Historical
Last Known Eruption: 2011
Summit Elevation: 1784 m 5,853 feet
Latitude: 2.78°N 2°47’0″N
Longitude: 125.40°E 125°24’0″E
Karangetang (Api Siau) volcano lies at the northern end of the island of Siau, north of Sulawesi. The 1784-m-high stratovolcano contains five summit craters along a N-S line. Karangetang is one of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes, with more than 40 eruptions recorded since 1675 and many additional small eruptions that were not documented in the historical record (Catalog of Active Volcanoes of the World: Neumann van Padang, 1951). Twentieth-century eruptions have included frequent explosive activity sometimes accompanied by pyroclastic flows and lahars. Lava dome growth has occurred in the summit craters; collapse of lava flow fronts has also produced pyroclastic flows.

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