Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates
Sinabung volcano (Sumatra) - strong explosion this morning, ash plume rises to 20,000 ft altitude
Tuesday Sep 17, 2013 12:14 PM | BY: T
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.
The following video shows this morning's activity:
There are no reports of victims, but ash fall in the area is damaging crops, and prices for vegetables have jumped up.
Monday, Sep 16, 2013
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]
Sunday, Sep 15, 2013
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]
Thursday, Sep 30, 2010
No more ash explosions have been reported recently from Sinabung volcano. The crater remains active with strong degassing, creating a small steam plume. [more]
Tuesday, Sep 07, 2010
At least one powerful explosion, probably the strongest so far, occured today at Sinabung volcano on Sumatra. The ash plume reached 25,000 ft elevation (ca. 8km) and the type of eruption can probably be best qualified as vulcanian, similar to Krakatau's activity in 2009. According to news articles, heavy ash fall prevented more than 23,000 people from returning to their homes. [more]
Friday, Sep 03, 2010
After three days of calmness, another strong ash explosion of Sinabung volcano happened around 04:45 early morning local time on Fri 3 Sep. According to news reports, the explosion was heard and felt up to 8 km away from the volcano and while the size of the eruption is dificult to asses, it seems to have been the biggest explosion so far. ... [more]