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Latest news from Sinabung volcano:

View of Sinabung's summit with the two active lobes (photo:  Lëwå (OEL) @endrolewa / twitter)
Monday, Aug 24, 2015
Small pyroclastic flows were observed during the past days, mostly originating from the active eastern lava lobe. ... [more]
Explosion from Sinabung yesterday (photo: Endro Lëwå / facebook)
Friday, Aug 21, 2015
An explosion from the summit dome occurred yesterday morning, producing a plume that rose approx. 2 km. ... [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: 24 Aug 2015
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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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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