Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Aug 2015: Raung volcano, Sinabung
Dienstag Aug 04, 2015 21:00 |
Landsat 8 satellite image of Raung on 27 July. A gray patch left of a forest fire is visible on the NE flank.
Raung (East Java): The eruption at the volcano remains very intense and might have increased during the past days.
Pyroclastic flow from Sinabung today (image: Samri Sihombing / facebook)
An ash plume of 200 km length has been drifting south today.
According to Indonesian press reports, new fissures have been reported (probably on the western flank) and incandescent ejecta were seen to up to a height of 1500 m. Some of them might have landed on the NE flank, where they probably caused a forest fire observed during 20-25 July.
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): At least two pyroclastic flows occurred today at the volcano, continuing the destruction of the steeply emplaced lava lobes on the upper SE and E side.
Our friends Samri and David reported heavy ash falls southeast of the volcano, forcing shops to close and people stay indoors.
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