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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): spectacular eruption today

Mon, 10 Aug 2020, 07:21
07:21 AM | BY: MARTIN
Vigorous explosion from Sinabung volcano today (image: PVMBG)
Vigorous explosion from Sinabung volcano today (image: PVMBG)
Dense dark ash plume from Sinabung volcano (image: @chematierra/twitter)
Dense dark ash plume from Sinabung volcano (image: @chematierra/twitter)
Today at 10:16 local time Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin recorded a powerful vulcanic eruption showering dense dark ash plume which reached approx. 30,000 ft (9,100 m) altitude. Volcanic ash is dispersed towards the west and causes large ash fall onto the volcano's slopes and resident area.
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.
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