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Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates

Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia): three explosions today

Thu, 13 Aug 2020, 07:39
07:39 AM | BY: MARTIN
Eruption from Sinabung volcano today (image: @zonakalakkaro.id/twitter)
Eruption from Sinabung volcano today (image: @zonakalakkaro.id/twitter)
First eruption from Sinabung volcano today (image: PVMBG)
First eruption from Sinabung volcano today (image: PVMBG)
Summit area covered by tephra from 10 August eruption (image: Firdaus Surbakti)
Summit area covered by tephra from 10 August eruption (image: Firdaus Surbakti)
Summit area covered by tephra from 10 August eruption (image: Firdaus Surbakti)
Summit area covered by tephra from 10 August eruption (image: Firdaus Surbakti)
The activity of the volcano continues at high levels characterized by strong vulcanian-type explosions.
Three strong eruptions at 06:07, 08:02 and 08:31 local time occurred today.
A dense dark ash plume reached up to 12,000 ft (3,657 m) altitude and drifted east, southeast and south.
The seismic station records 35 volcano-tectonic earthquakes.
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 13 August 2020
Previous news
Mon, 10 Aug 2020, 07:21
Vigorous explosion from Sinabung volcano today (image: PVMBG)
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. read all

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