Mount Karangetang from Ulu Siau Harbour
|Elevation||1,827 m (South Peak)|
1,784 m (North Peak)
|Prominence||1,827 m (5,994 ft) |
|Last eruption||February to June 2015 (ongoing)|
Karangetang (also known as Api Siau) is a volcano located on the north side of Siau Island off the coast of Sulawesi, Indonesia. The island is inhabited by 22,000 people. It is one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia having erupted forty-one times since 1675. A pyroclastic flow in 1997 killed three people.
In August 2007 an eruptive episode forced evacuations from nearby areas.
On 11 March 2011, a few hours after an earthquake in Japan caused a Pacific-wide tsunami, Mount Karangetang again erupted. There were no reports of serious damage or deaths, though lava and hot gas clouds were emitted onto its slopes.
On September 2, 2013, the volcano began erupting again.
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