Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Volcano Blog: Karagetang, Indonesia


Jakarta - Residents were evacuated after Mount Karangetang volcano on an eastern Indonesian island began spewing lava and hot ash, threatening a major eruption, officials said Tuesday.

There were no reports of casualties in connection with the increased activity of Mount Karangetang, the officials said.

Here is a picture from the Smithsonian's Global Volcanism Project:

(It's not a pic of the current eruption, but a file photo).

Karangetang is an extremely active volcano, with many eruptions during recorded history. I would thus theorize that it has a well-developed vent and will probably erupt in a way similar to past eruptions.

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