Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates
Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia): series of explosions
Tue, 5 Jan 2021, 11:2611:26 AM | BY: MARTIN
Incandescent material from the lava dome at Sinabung volcano (image: @OysteinVolcano/twitter)
One of the explosions at Sinabung volcano during the past days (image: PVMBG)
A series of eruptions occurred from the volcano over the past few days.
Ash column from Sinabung volcano on 3 January (image: PVMBG)
During 3-5 January the explosions generated an ash plumes that rose to estimated 10,000 ft-12,000 ft (3,000 m-3,600 m) altitude and drifted W-SW direction. Visibility of the explosions are limited due to dense clouds.
Incandescent blocks from the actively growing lava dome slid down over the slopes and caused avalanches of material.
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.
The Volcanic Alert Level remains at Orange.
Source: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi volcano activity update 5 January 2021
Tue, 5 Jan 2021, 02:00
Mon, 4 Jan 2021, 07:45
Mon, 4 Jan 2021, 01:00
Sun, 3 Jan 2021, 09:00