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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, Indonesia): eruption continues with near-constant pyroclastic flows

Fri, 6 Nov 2020, 12:23
12:23 PM | BY: MARTIN
Pyroclastic flow from Sinabung volcano today (image: @Rizal06691023/twitter)
Pyroclastic flow from Sinabung volcano today (image: @Rizal06691023/twitter)
The activity of the volcano has remained essentially unchanged and is characterized by near-constant pyroclastic flows.
The pyroclastic flows continue to be observed that traveled over the east-southeast flanks at about 6,561-8,202 ft (2,000-2,500 m) distance from the summit. The phoenix clouds are associated with this process.
Explosive activity is characterized by occasional vulcanian-type explosions that generated a dense ash plume, which reached approx. 12,000 ft (3,700 m) altitude and drifted E.
The seismic instruments record 4 earthquakes related to pyroclastic flows and 136 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 6 November 2020
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