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Sinabung volcano
Stratovolcano 2460 m (8,071 ft)
Sumatra, Indonesia, 3.17°N / 98.39°E

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Sinabung volcano eruptions:
2013-ongoing, 2010
Typical eruption style:
Explosive
Last earthquakes nearby

Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates

latest (2014) | Nov-Dec 2013 | Jan-Oct 2013 | 2010
Friday, Apr 18, 2014
Pyroclastic flow on Sinabung yesterday (photo: Firdaus Surbakti - facebook.com/firdaus.surbakti)
Pyroclastic flow on Sinabung yesterday (photo: Firdaus Surbakti - facebook.com/firdaus.surbakti)
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
Evolution of Sinabung volcano's lava extrusion lobe (VSI)
Evolution of Sinabung volcano's lava extrusion lobe (VSI)
Evolution of earthquake and rockfall activity over the past months (VSI)
Evolution of earthquake and rockfall activity over the past months (VSI)
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 [read all]
Sunday, Mar 30, 2014
Sinabung volcano this morning (VSI webcam)
Sinabung volcano this morning (VSI webcam)
The volcano remains active on a slowly decreasing trend, with little variation over the past weeks. The viscous lava lobe remains weakly alimented and continues to grow very slowly. ...more [read all]
Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014
Sinabung volcano yesterday (steam indicates hot areas on the lava lobe)
Sinabung volcano yesterday (steam indicates hot areas on the lava lobe)
Seismic activity during the past months (VSI)
Seismic activity during the past months (VSI)
The volcano continues to be active with no significant changes, but an overall decreasing trend. Lava effusion feeds the viscous lava extrusion lobe on its southern flank, which has been mainly growing on its eastern side. ...more [read all]
Sunday, Feb 23, 2014
Sinabung volcano this morning
Sinabung volcano this morning
Activity remained similar to the previous days with an overall decreasing tendency. ...more [read all]
Saturday, Feb 15, 2014
Small rockfall at the lava lobe of Sinabung a few days ago
Small rockfall at the lava lobe of Sinabung a few days ago
Growth of the lava lobe over the past weeks (Blog Culture Volcan)
Growth of the lava lobe over the past weeks (Blog Culture Volcan)
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 [read all]
Tuesday, Feb 04, 2014
Pyroclastic flow at Sinabung yesterday afternoon
Pyroclastic flow at Sinabung yesterday afternoon
Explosion and pyroclastic flow this morning
Explosion and pyroclastic flow this morning
The eruption of the volcano continues with little changes. During the past 2 days (see video below), there have been a number of smaller and occasional medium-sized explosions/dome collapse events that produced pyroclastic flows that reach up to 2-3 km length (at 13:50 yesterday and 07:50 this morning (local times). ...more [read all]
Monday, Feb 03, 2014
Number of seismic events by category until 31 Jan (VSI)
Number of seismic events by category until 31 Jan (VSI)
The activity has not much changed, but continues to show an overall decreasing trend. No significant explosions or pyroclastic flows seem to have occurred over the past 2 days. ...more
Saturday, Feb 01, 2014
Ash plume of the deadly pyroclastic flow on the SE flank this morning
Ash plume of the deadly pyroclastic flow on the SE flank this morning
Sad news today: the volcano claimed its first victims this morning due to a direct effect of the eruption. At least 14 people were reported killed and 3 others severely bunt by one or two moderately large pyroclastic flows this morning. 3 more people are still reported missing. ...more [read all]
Friday, Jan 31, 2014
Pyroclastic flow at Sinabung volcano this morning
Pyroclastic flow at Sinabung volcano this morning
The eruption shows little variations as the volcano continues to effuse viscous magma at the summit vent. A part of that simply contributes to the growth of the lava dome and the viscous lava tongue that descends on the SE flank. Another part of the new magma collapses and produces rock-falls that turn into pyroclastic flows such as this morning (video): ...more [read all]

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