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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) Sinabung volcano eruptions:
2013-ongoing, 2010
Typical eruption style:
Explosive

Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates

Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia): series of explosions

Tue, 5 Jan 2021, 11:26
11:26 AM | BY: MARTIN
Incandescent material from the lava dome at Sinabung volcano (image: @OysteinVolcano/twitter)
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)
One of the explosions at Sinabung volcano during the past days (image: PVMBG)
Ash column from Sinabung volcano on 3 January (image: PVMBG)
Ash column from Sinabung volcano on 3 January (image: PVMBG)
A series of eruptions occurred from the volcano over the past few days.
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
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