Sinabung volcano (Indonesia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 18 May-24 May 2016 (Continuing Activity)
Based on satellite images and information from PVMBG, the Darwin VAAC reported that during 18, 21-22, and 24 May ash plumes from Sinabung rose to altitudes of 3.6-5.5 km (12,000-18,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted S and E. BNPB reported that pyroclastic flow descended the flanks at 1648 on 21 May, killing six people and critically injuring three more.
Wed, 18 May 2016, 06:0006:00 AM | BY: VN
The victims were gardening in the village of Gamber, 4 km SE from the summit crater, in the restricted zone. The report noted that activity at Sinabung remained high; four pyroclastic flows descended the flanks on 21 May, and ash plumes rose as high as 3 km.
Sources: Badan Nacional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB), Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC)
From: Global Volcanism Program, 2016. Report on Sinabung. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 18 May-24 May 2016. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.
Mon, 16 May 2016, 15:39
Two small to moderately sized pyroclastic flows occurred this morning at the volcano. Read all
Fri, 13 May 2016, 17:14
The explosive / effusive eruption continues with little changes. Rising viscous lava accumulates in the summit crater where as a dome; intermittently, it produces small to moderate explosions (ash plumes rising 1-2 km) and incandescent rockfalls and/or small pyroclastic flows on the eastern side where the crater is breached. Read all