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Sinabung volcano
Stratovolcano 2460 m (8,071 ft)
Sumatra, Indonesia, 3.17°N / 98.39°E
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Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia): phreatic explosion today

Sat, 8 Aug 2020, 16:57
16:57 PM | BY: MARTIN
Explosive eruption from Sinabung volcano this night (image: @OysteinLAnderse/twitter)
Explosive eruption from Sinabung volcano this night (image: @OysteinLAnderse/twitter)
Second eruption from Sinabung volcano today (image: PVMBG)
Second eruption from Sinabung volcano today (image: PVMBG)
Seismic record during today's eruption (image: @VolcanoYTz/twitter)
Seismic record during today's eruption (image: @VolcanoYTz/twitter)
According to PVMBG a moderate phreatic explosion occurred at 01:58 local time today. A grey and brown ash emissions rose 6,561 ft (2,000 m) above the summit and drifted east.
The second eruption occurred at 17:18 local time with plume of ash that rose 3,280 ft (1,000 m) above the summit.
The seismic station records internal tremor that has lasted approx. 1 hour and has continued at 18:18 local time.
An increase of volcano-tectonic earthquakes (44 VT events) has been recorded including eruption earthquake with duration of 1 hour and 44 seconds.
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs and pyroclastic flows could affect an area of about 3 km distance from the main crater and 5 km on the SE flank and 4 km on the NE flank.
Source: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi volcano activity update 8 August 2020
Previous news
Sun, 9 Jun 2019, 12:41
Eruption of Sinabung on 9 June 2019 (image: Samri Sihombing / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
Once again a very powerful explosion has occurred- at around 09:30 UTC today- sending an ash column high into the atmosphere, and producing large pyroclastic flows. According to the latest report from Darwin VAAC, the eruption is continuing, with an ash plume rising to 9km (30,000ft). ... read all

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