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Latest news from Sinabung volcano:

Explosion at Sinabung volcano yesterday (image: Endro Lewa / facebook)
Friday, Feb 05, 2016
Recently, explosions from the active summit lava dome have become more frequent, producing ash plumes that rose 1-2 km above the summit. Extrusion of viscous lava also continues at slow pace, generating small to moderate pyroclastic flows from time to time. [more]
Ash plume from Sinabung today (image: Sadrah Peranginangin / facebook)
Saturday, Jan 16, 2016
A moderately strong explosion occurred earlier today from the volcano, producing an ash 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: 5 Feb 2016
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.

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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