Sinabung volcano (Northern Sumatra, Indonesia): explosive activity continues

Tue, 13 Jul 2021, 07:43
07:43 AM | BY: MARTIN
Today's explosion at Sinabung volcano accompanied by the dense grey ash plume (image: @InfoBencan/twitter)
Today's explosion at Sinabung volcano accompanied by the dense grey ash plume (image: @InfoBencan/twitter)
The explosive eruption of the volcano continues.
An explosion at the volcano, starting around 09:25 local time today, produced a dense grey ash plume that rose 1,600 ft (500 m) above the summit and drifted E-SE. It seems to be generated pyroclastic flows judging from webcam imagery, but they were not reported and confirmed by the local observatory.
The seismic station recorded 34 volcano-tectonic earthquakes yesterday.
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 July 2021

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