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Sinabung volcano
Stratovolcano 2460 m (8,071 ft)
Sumatra, Indonesia, 3.17°N / 98.39°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates

Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia): incandescent avalanches

Fri, 30 Oct 2020, 07:19
07:19 AM | BY: MARTIN
Incandescent avalanches from Sinabung volcano on 28 October (image: Firdaus Surbakti/twitter)
Incandescent avalanches from Sinabung volcano on 28 October (image: Firdaus Surbakti/twitter)
Pyroclastic flow from Sinabung volcano today (image: PVMBG)
Pyroclastic flow from Sinabung volcano today (image: PVMBG)
The activity of the volcano has remained essentially unchanged and characterized by pyroclastic flows over the past days.
Yesterday at 22:24 local time a surveillance cameras observed an incandescent avalanches as glowing rock falls slid down along the E-SE flanks, currently about 1,000 m long.
The pyroclastic flows continue to be observed that traveled over the east-southeast flanks with length approx. 8,202 ft (2,500 m).
The seismic station records 2 earthquakes associated with pyroclastic flows and 173 volcano-textonic 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 30 October 2020
Previous news
Thu, 29 Oct 2020, 07:52
Pyroclastic flow from Sinabung volcano today (image: @Rizal06691023/twitter)
The activity of the volcano is characterized by pyroclastic flows over the past days. read all
Sun, 25 Oct 2020, 18:34
Pyroclastic flow from Sinabung volcano today (image: @Rizal06691023/twitter)
Surveillance cameras observed a pyroclastic flows at the volcano at 12:51 local time today that traveled over the east-southeast flanks with length approx. 1,500 m forming a phoenix clouds, as can be seen in the image. ... read all
Wed, 23 Sep 2020, 07:28
Ash emissions from Sinabung volcano yesterday (image: PVMBG)
PVMBG reported that passive emissions of steam and ash occurred yesterday that rose 164 ft-656 ft(50m-200 m) above the summit. ... read all
Mon, 7 Sep 2020, 08:02
An eruption from Sinabung volcano on 5 September (image: PVMBG)
Elevated activity continues. ... read all
 

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