Sinabung volcano

Updated: Aug 11, 2022 19:56 GMT - Refresh
Stratovolcano 2460 m (8,071 ft)
Sumatra, Indonesia, 3.17°N / 98.39°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
Last update: 21 May 2022 (Volcanic Alert Level lowered to Level 2)
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
Lastest nearby earthquakes: No recent earthquakes

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.

Sinabung Photos

Pyroclastic flow on Sinabung volcano, Sumatra, Indonesia (Oct 2014) (Photo: Walter Reis)
Pyroclastic flow on Sinabung volcano, Sumatra, Indonesia (Oct 2014) (Photo: Walter Reis)
Driving through volcanic ash rain at Sinabung volcano, Sumatra, Indonesia (Oct 2014) (Photo: Walter Reis)
Driving through volcanic ash rain at Sinabung volcano, Sumatra, Indonesia (Oct 2014) (Photo: Walter Reis)
Ashfall at Sinabung volcano, Sumatra, Indonesia (Oct 2014) (Photo: Walter Reis)
Ashfall at Sinabung volcano, Sumatra, Indonesia (Oct 2014) (Photo: Walter Reis)
Pyroclastic flow on Sinabung volcano, Sumatra, Indonesia (Oct 2014) (Photo: Walter Reis)
Pyroclastic flow on Sinabung volcano, Sumatra, Indonesia (Oct 2014) (Photo: Walter Reis)
 



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