Latest news from Sinabung volcano:
Sunday, Feb 23, 2014
Activity remained similar to the previous days with an overall decreasing tendency. ... [more]
Saturday, Feb 15, 2014
The eruption continues with no significant changes, but on a progressively decreasing trend. Most activity has been the slow extrusion and gradual enlargement of the lava dome-lobe oozing out from the vent and onto the southern slope. Occasional rockfalls and minor pyroclastic flows occur as well. ... [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.