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Sinabung volcano

Updated: Feb 29, 2024 21:38 GMT -
Stratovolcano 2460 m (8,071 ft)
Sumatra, Indonesia, 3.17°N / 98.39°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Last update: 17 Oct 2023 (Volcanic Ash Advisory)
Sinabung volcano in July 2015
Sinabung volcano in July 2015

Sinabung is a typical stratovolcano in northern Sumatra next to the town of Berastagi.

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Typical eruption style: Explosive
Sinabung volcano eruptions: 2013-ongoing, 2010

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Background

There are no confirmed historic eruptions before the re-awakening in August 2010, but possibly it has had activity in around 1600 and 1881.
It is evident that Sinabung volcano has frequently erupted on its flanks producing lava flows. Sinabung has four overlapping summit craters, where fumaroles have been active, particularly in 1912, but no eruption followed the increase of fumarolic activity then. The 4 summit craters are aligned along a N-S direction. The youngest crater of this andesitic-to-dacitic volcano is at the southern end of the four overlapping summit craters.

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See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS
Sat, 21 May 2022, 23:25

Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia): Volcanic Alert Level lowered to Level 2

Sinabung hazard map (image: PVMBG)
The Indonesian Centre of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) lowered the alert status from Level 3 to Level 2 valid on 11 May at 21:00 local time. ... Read all
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