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Sinabung volcano
Stratovolcano 2460 m (8,071 ft)
Sumatra, Indonesia, 3.17°N / 98.39°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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Sinabung volcano eruptions:
2013-ongoing, 2010
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Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates

Sat, 19 Dec 2015, 08:34
Explosion at Sinabung volcano this morning (image: Endro Lewa / facebook)
The eruption, characterized by slow extrusion of viscous lava, continues well into its second year. During the past days, incandescent avalanches, but also explosions (from pressurized gas-rich magma) have occurred, producing small to moderate ash plumes rising up to 2-3 km.
Glowing rockfalls and explosion on 17 Dec (photo: Endro Lewa / facebook)
Wed, 16 Dec 2015, 08:48
Moderately large pyroclastic flow from Sinabung on 15 Dec 2015 (photo: Endro Lewa)
The volcano continues to slowly extrude viscous lava that builds up the active dome with several overspilling lava lobes. As parts of these break off now and then, small to moderately large pyroclastic flows are being generated from time to time.
Wed, 11 Nov 2015, 17:33
Moderately large pyroclastic flow from Sinabung on 8 Nov 2015 (image via @LeopoldAdam/twitter)
The eruption of the volcano, slow extrusion of viscous lava, continues with little changes. ...more
Mon, 2 Nov 2015, 06:44
Explosion and pyroclastic flow at Sinabung on 31 Oct at 14:45 local time (image: Theger BM)
During the past days, explosions and pyroclastic flows - often occurring together - triggered by collapses of the lava dome have been more frequent and more intense than during most of the past months. ...more [read all]
Tue, 20 Oct 2015, 06:21
Ash plume from Sinabung yesterday (image: @BeidarSinabung / twitter)
Explosions and pyroclastic flows continue to occur at the volcano during the past days. This morning, a pyroclastic flow traveled 2 km and produced an ash plume of 2.5 km height.
Fri, 16 Oct 2015, 06:22
Ash plume from Sinabung during the explosion and pyroclastic flow on 13 Oct 15, 06:30 am local time (image: @LeopoldAdam / twitter)
The volcano continues to slowly extrude viscous lava, which results in occasional small to moderately sized pyroclastic flows (2-3 per day on average). ...more [read all]
Thu, 8 Oct 2015, 11:05
PVMBG reported that during 21-28 September foggy weather sometimes prevented visual observations of Sinabung and the growing lava dome in the summit crater. Lava flows on the flanks were incandescent as far as 3 km E to SE. As many as five pyroclastic flows per day were detected, traveling as far as 4 km ESE. Ash plumes rose as high as 4.5 km. ...more
Wed, 23 Sep 2015, 11:05
PVMBG reported that during 8-14 September foggy weather sometimes prevented visual observations of Sinabung and the growing lava dome in the summit crater. ...more [read all]
Mon, 21 Sep 2015, 07:08
Pyroclastic flow from Sinabung this morning at 08:36 local time (image: #SadrahPS / twitter)
Several pyroclastic flows, some relatively large, have occurred over the past days. While the slow effusive activity itself has not significantly changes, the lava dome and its viscous lava lobes that spilled over onto the steep upper flanks are now undergoing a phase of increased collapses due to increased instability.
Tue, 15 Sep 2015, 07:50
Ash plume from a pyroclastic flow at Sinabung this morning (photo: Dedi Vernandho Ginting / facebook)
A moderately large pyroclastic flow occurred this morning (08:22 local time) at the volcano. The associated ash plume rose to 18,000 ft (5.4 km) altitude. ...more

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