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Volcanic activity worldwide 19 Dec 2015: Dukono volcano, Sinabung
Saturday Dec 19, 2015 21:00 PM |
Explosion at Sinabung volcano this morning (image: Endro Lewa / facebook)Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia)
: (19 Dec
) 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.Dukono (Halmahera)
: (19 Dec
) Ash emissions from the volcano continue to be intense and near continuous. A plume extending 100 nautical miles (180 km) to the east was reported this morning (Darwin VAAC).
Thursday, Dec 17, 2015
: Seismic unrest has been detected at the volcano. On 15 Dec, VSI raised the alert level of the volcano from 1 to 2 ("waspada", watch), on a scale of 1-4. ...
Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015
: New fumaroles have been detected on the SW flank of the Iozan Ebino crater and a strong sulfur smell was reported. ...
Monday, Dec 14, 2015
: According to local press articles referring to information from INETER, the volcano's activity is on the rise, with "lava being close to the surface". ...
Friday, Dec 11, 2015
Etna (Sicily, Italy)
: (11 Dec
) The volcano is at the moment calm. During Wednesday, the initially strong ash-venting activity from the NE crater decreased and stopped yesterday. ...
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