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Sumatra, Indonesia, 3.17°N / 98.39°E
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Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates

Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia) update: increasing pyroclastic flows

Tuesday Jun 23, 2015 14:55 PM | DOOR: T

Pyroclastic flow at Sinabung 22 June 2015 evening (photo: Mbah Lëwå / facebook)
Pyroclastic flow at Sinabung 22 June 2015 evening (photo: Mbah Lëwå / facebook)
A series of larger pyroclastic flows occurred yesterday, reaching lengths of up to 4.5 km and producing ash plumes that rose up to approx. 4 km.
Most likely, the now relatively large dome is currently again a phase of increased destabilization and more of such dangerous pyroclastic flows (hot block and ash flows) can be expected.
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Koppelingen / Bronnen:
  • Mbah Lëwå (facebook)
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Monday, Jun 22, 2015
The eruption continues with little changes. The summit lava dome and the lava lobe continue to grow slowly and produce regularly small to medium-sized pyroclastic flows as the material collapses into avalanches. Run-out lengths have been reaching up to approx. 3 km. ... [meer...]
Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015
Pyroclastic flows continue to threaten the southeastern and east-northeastern slopes of the volcano. ... [meer...]

Sunday, Jun 14, 2015
Pyroclastic flows caused by collapse of parts of the viscous dome on the volcano's summit have started to be more frequent and larger again. Yesterday, about ten flows were generated that descended both through the SE and the ENE channel, reaching up to 3 km distance. [meer...]
Sinabung volcano's lava dome on 10 June (photo: Sadrah Peranginangin / facebook)
Friday, Jun 12, 2015
The lava dome at the volcano's summit continues to grow at a rate of approx 100,000 cubic meters per day. Small to moderate pyroclastic flows during the past week have mostly removed the viscous lobe on the upper southeast flank. ... [meer...]
The lava lobe on Sinabung's upper SE flank on 3 June 2015 (Beidar Sinabung / facebook)
Wednesday, Jun 03, 2015
The alert level of the volcano was again raised from "siaga" to "awas", the highest on the Indonesian 1-4 scale. The reason is a currently elevated risk of possibly larger pyroclastic flows, that could be triggered by collapse of the increasing volume of the viscous lava lobe emplaced on the upper SE flank. ... [meer...]
 

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