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Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates
Sun, 27 Oct 2013, 07:07
Ash explosion from Sinabung yesterday evening
A new explosion occurred yesterday evening (17:40 local time), producing an ash plume rising 2-3 km above the crater and causing ash fall in nearby villages.
Fri, 25 Oct 2013, 07:21
A new phase of explosive eruptions began Wednesday afternoon at around 16:20 local time and intensified yesterday morning between 6 and 8 am. An ash plume rose about 3 km from the volcano.
Thu, 3 Oct 2013, 16:33
No more eruptions have occurred and the evacuated people (several 1000) were allowed to return to their homes.
Tue, 24 Sep 2013, 16:31
No more eruptions have taken place during the past days.Authorities allowed about 6,000 of the more than 10,000 reported evacuees to return to their homes.
Fri, 20 Sep 2013, 01:05
Since the eruptions on 15 and 17 September, the volcano has been calm, but VSI warns that new eruptions could follow. ...more
Tue, 17 Sep 2013, 12:14
Eruption of Sinabung this morning (VSI webcam)
A powerful explosion occurred this morning. An ash plume rose to about 6 km height. The volcano continued with near-constant ash venting following the eruption. ...more
Mon, 16 Sep 2013, 13:18
Degassing from Sinabung today
The volcano has been calm today and not produced new explosions except some weak ash venting this morning, and continues to show strong degassing. Evacuations of people living in close vicinity continue because the volcano could erupt more violently any time. ...more
Sun, 15 Sep 2013, 08:58
Webcam image showing the lava glow (likely from a new lava flow or impacts from explosions) starting at 02:55 local time this morning (VSI webcam)
A new and seemingly more or less unexpected eruption occurred over night at Sumatra's Sinabung volcano. The Volcanological Survey of Indonesia (VSI) raised the volcanic alert level to 3 (out of 4). ...more
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