Latest news from Sinabung volcano:
Friday, Apr 18, 2014
A pyroclastic flow occurred yesterday afternoon (17:40 WIB) at the volcano. Most likely, it was triggered by a partial collapse of the steep lava tongue that had been emplaced on its southern flank during the past months. ... [more]
Thursday, Apr 10, 2014
Activity continues at the volcano in form of slow lava extrusion that feeds the thick lobe formed on the southern flank. Overall, the intensity of this activity continued to decrease. Authorities decreased the alert status from the highest (4) to 3 (on a scale of 1-4). ... [more]
Sinabung volcanoSinabung 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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