Sinabung volcano (Northern Sumatra, Indonesia): eruption with huge ash cloud today

Tue, 20 Jul 2021, 05:49
05:49 AM | BY: MARTIN
The clear sky darkened by dense dark ash emissions from Sinabung volcano today (image: PVMBG)
The clear sky darkened by dense dark ash emissions from Sinabung volcano today (image: PVMBG)
Huge ash plume from Sinabung volcano today (image: PVMBG)
Huge ash plume from Sinabung volcano today (image: PVMBG)
The explosive activity of the volcano continues.
A relative strong explosive eruption was recorded by the Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) started around 18:50 local time today as a huge ash plume rose up to altitude of 12,000 ft (3,700 m). The clear sky darkened by dense dark ash emissions as detected in the PVMBG local observatory's webcam screenshot.
The current activity of the volcano is also accompanied by pyroclastic flows (gravity-driven mass flows) from the actively growing lava dome or eruption column collapses.
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.

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