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Latest news from Sinabung volcano:

Pyroclastic flow from SInabung around noon today (image: Beidar Sinabung @BeidarSinabung / twitter)
Thursday, Dec 18, 2014
The volcano remains in a relatively active phase. The growing lava flow on the upper flank regularly sheds pyroclastic flows that reach up to 3 km distance. [more]
Pyroclastic flow on Sinabung yesterday
Monday, Dec 15, 2014
Eruptions continue. The volcano extrudes a viscous lobe of lava on its upper steep southern flank. Regular pyroclastic flows of small to moderate size occur as result of partial collapses. ... [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: 18 Dec 2014
Typical eruption style: Explosive
Sinabung volcano eruptions: 2013-ongoing, 2010 No recent earthquakes
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Sinabung is a typical stratovolcano in northern Sumatra next to the town of Berastagi.

Background:

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.

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