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Sinabung volcano photos July 2015: lava dome and pyroclastic flows

A meteor passes above Sinabung volcano with its two active lava lobes. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A meteor passes above Sinabung volcano with its two active lava lobes. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The eastern lobe (r) frequently generates glowing rockfalls. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The eastern lobe (r) frequently generates glowing rockfalls. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Rockfall at dawn. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Rockfall at dawn. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The large lava flow in the front was emplaced in early 2014. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The large lava flow in the front was emplaced in early 2014. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Glow from the two active lava lobes early on 27 July. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Glow from the two active lava lobes early on 27 July. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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A small explosion occurs from the lava dome in the morning of 27 July. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A small explosion occurs from the lava dome in the morning of 27 July. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Zoom onto the active lava dome. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Zoom onto the active lava dome. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Around noon on 27 July, rockfalls from the eastern lobe increase. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Around noon on 27 July, rockfalls from the eastern lobe increase. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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After 3 days with no pyroclastic flows, a first one occurs at noon on 27 July. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
After 3 days with no pyroclastic flows, a first one occurs at noon on 27 July. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Within less than a minute, the flow has reached the base of the volcano's main cone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Within less than a minute, the flow has reached the base of the volcano's main cone. (Photo: Tom Pfe... [info]
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The pyroclastic flow continues at high velocity, widens in the flatter area and forms several advancing tongues. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The pyroclastic flow continues at high velocity, widens in the flatter area and forms several advanc... [info]
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The flow has reached the area of the (already mostly destroyed) village of Bekerah. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The flow has reached the area of the (already mostly destroyed) village of Bekerah. (Photo: Tom Pfei... [info]
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Ash plume from the pyroclastic flow rising and penetrating a cumulus cloud. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ash plume from the pyroclastic flow rising and penetrating a cumulus cloud. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Small fingers of hot fluidized material continue to advance at the flow front. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Small fingers of hot fluidized material continue to advance at the flow front. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The co-ignimbrite ash plume from a pyroclastic flow at Sinabung volcano rises more than 2 kilometers and starts to spread (July 2015). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The co-ignimbrite ash plume from a pyroclastic flow at Sinabung volcano rises more than 2 kilometers... [info]
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The dissipating ash plume spreads over the whole eastern and southern sectors, where ash fall sets in (incl. at our location, forcing us to withdraw). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The dissipating ash plume spreads over the whole eastern and southern sectors, where ash fall sets i... [info]
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Hot pyroclastic deposits create strong convection currents that generate small "tornados", or rather dust-devils. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Hot pyroclastic deposits create strong convection currents that generate small "tornados", or rather... [info]
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View of the volcano with a small pyroclastic flow reaching 2 km length. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of the volcano with a small pyroclastic flow reaching 2 km length. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Ash plume rising from the pyroclastic flow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ash plume rising from the pyroclastic flow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Another flow on 28 July morning races down the steep flank, hits and surpasses the walls of a small canyon. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Another flow on 28 July morning races down the steep flank, hits and surpasses the walls of a small ... [info]
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As the flow front stagnates, the fine ash starts to separate and rise as ash plume. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
As the flow front stagnates, the fine ash starts to separate and rise as ash plume. (Photo: Tom Pfei... [info]
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Zoom onto the margins of the pyroclastic flow front. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Zoom onto the margins of the pyroclastic flow front. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Ash plume rising from the pyroclastic flow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ash plume rising from the pyroclastic flow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Wide-angle view of the pyroclastic flow on the volcano's eastern side. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Wide-angle view of the pyroclastic flow on the volcano's eastern side. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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