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Latest news from Sinabung volcano:

Moderately large pyroclastic flow from Sinabung on 8 Nov 2015 (image via @LeopoldAdam/twitter)
Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015
The eruption of the volcano, slow extrusion of viscous lava, continues with little changes. ... [more]
Explosion and pyroclastic flow at Sinabung on 31 Oct at 14:45 local time (image: Theger BM)
Monday, Nov 02, 2015
During the past days, explosions and pyroclastic flows - often occurring together - triggered by collapses of the lava dome have been more frequent and more intense than during most of the past months. ... [more]

Sinabung volcano

Stratovolcano 2460 m (8,071 ft)
Sumatra, Indonesia, 3.17°N / 98.39°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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Last update: 11 Nov 2015
Typical eruption style: Explosive
Sinabung volcano eruptions: 2013-ongoing, 2010 Sinabung volcano in July 2015 No recent earthquakes
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Sinabung is a typical stratovolcano in northern Sumatra next to the town of Berastagi.


There are no confirmed historic eruptions before the re-awakening in August 2010, but possibly it has had activity in around 1600 and 1881.
It is evident that Sinabung volcano has frequently erupted on its flanks producing lava flows. Sinabung has four overlapping summit craters, where fumaroles have been active, particularly in 1912, but no eruption followed the increase of fumarolic activity then. The 4 summit craters are aligned along a N-S direction. The youngest crater of this andesitic-to-dacitic volcano is at the southern end of the four overlapping summit craters.

Sinabung Photos:

Update Wed 22 Jul 16:59
Map of Sinabung volcano with the location of the 3, 4/5 and 7 km exclusion zones
Map of Sinabung volcano with the location of the 3, 4/5 and 7 km exclusion zones

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