Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates
Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia) activity update
Wednesday Jan 13, 2016 17:01 PM | DOOR: T
Pyroclastic flow on Sinabung on 10 Jan 2016 (image: sadrahPS via @LeopoldAdam / twitter)The volcano's eruption continues with little changes into its third year. Slow lava extrusion at the summit results in occasional small to moderate pyroclastic flows as well as sporadic explosions.
This activity occurs in weeks-to-month long alternating phases of more and less intense frequency, as lobes of the overspilling dome grow too large and then break off to generate a series of collapses within a shorter time.
Both the pyroclastic flows and explosions produce ash plumes that regularly rise a few km above the volcano and are often reported by Darwin VAAC.
Saturday, Dec 19, 2015
The eruption, characterized by slow extrusion of viscous lava, continues well into its second year. During the past days, incandescent avalanches, but also explosions (from pressurized gas-rich magma) have occurred, producing small to moderate ash plumes rising up to 2-3 km. [meer...]
Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015
The volcano continues to slowly extrude viscous lava that builds up the active dome with several overspilling lava lobes. As parts of these break off now and then, small to moderately large pyroclastic flows are being generated from time to time. [meer...]
Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015
The eruption of the volcano, slow extrusion of viscous lava, continues with little changes. ... [meer...]
Monday, Nov 02, 2015
During the past days, explosions and pyroclastic flows - often occurring together - triggered by collapses of the lava dome have been more frequent and more intense than during most of the past months. ... [meer...]
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
Explosions and pyroclastic flows continue to occur at the volcano during the past days. This morning, a pyroclastic flow traveled 2 km and produced an ash plume of 2.5 km height. [meer...]