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Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates
Sun, 28 Jun 2015, 10:49
Activity remains intense. The volcano continues to extrude viscous lava that regularly generates glowing avalanches and pyroclastic flows. Associated ash plumes have been rising several kilometers. The volcano remains at highest alert level (4 out of 4). ...more
Tue, 23 Jun 2015, 14:55
Pyroclastic flow at Sinabung 22 June 2015 evening (photo: Mbah Lëwå / facebook)
A series of larger pyroclastic flows occurred yesterday, reaching lengths of up to 4.5 km and producing ash plumes that rose up to approx. 4 km. ...more
Mon, 22 Jun 2015, 16:11
The eruption continues with little changes. The summit lava dome and the lava lobe continue to grow slowly and produce regularly small to medium-sized pyroclastic flows as the material collapses into avalanches. Run-out lengths have been reaching up to approx. 3 km. ...more
Tue, 16 Jun 2015, 07:56
Pyroclastic flows continue to threaten the southeastern and east-northeastern slopes of the volcano. ...more
Sun, 14 Jun 2015, 07:25
Pyroclastic flows caused by collapse of parts of the viscous dome on the volcano's summit have started to be more frequent and larger again. Yesterday, about ten flows were generated that descended both through the SE and the ENE channel, reaching up to 3 km distance.
Fri, 12 Jun 2015, 05:32
Sinabung volcano's lava dome on 10 June (photo: Sadrah Peranginangin / facebook)
The lava dome at the volcano's summit continues to grow at a rate of approx 100,000 cubic meters per day. Small to moderate pyroclastic flows during the past week have mostly removed the viscous lobe on the upper southeast flank. ...more
Wed, 3 Jun 2015, 17:48
The lava lobe on Sinabung's upper SE flank on 3 June 2015 (Beidar Sinabung / facebook)
The alert level of the volcano was again raised from "siaga" to "awas", the highest on the Indonesian 1-4 scale. The reason is a currently elevated risk of possibly larger pyroclastic flows, that could be triggered by collapse of the increasing volume of the viscous lava lobe emplaced on the upper SE flank. ...more
Sun, 24 May 2015, 02:12
Small pyroclastic flow at Sinabung 21 May (photo: Leo Kennedy Adam / twitter)
The eruption continues with no significant changes. Viscous magma effuses slowly from the summit vent and continues to grow a new lava lobe on the upper southern flank. ...more
Thu, 7 May 2015, 09:51
Sinabung's new lava lobe on 5 May 2015 (photo: Mbah Lëwå / facebook)
The lava dome and its viscous lobe continue to grow slowly at the summit. It is probably only a matter of time until new collapses again trigger potentially very dangerous.
Wed, 29 Apr 2015, 22:55
Pyroclastic flow at Sinabung yesterday at 18:20 (image: @endrolewa / twitter)
A series of strong pyroclastic flows occurred yesterday 28 April 2015, reaching 3-4.5 km distance. The largest, at 18:20 local time touched and burnt the (evacuated) village of Guru Kinayan on the southern slope of the volcano. ...more
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