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Stratovolcano 2460 m (8,071 ft)
Sumatra, Indonesia, 3.17°N / 98.39°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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2013-ongoing, 2010
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Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates

Sinabung volcano (Sumatra) - new eruptions and evacuations

Monday Nov 04, 2013 17:05 PM | BY: T

Another relatively strong explosion occurred this morning, producing an ash plume rising to 23,000 ft (7 km) altitude, the Indonesian Met Office reported to VAAC Darwin.
According to press articles, about 1500 people living in nearby areas were evacuated from their homes.
Previous news
Sunday, Nov 03, 2013
Explosive activity from the summit crater continued to occur intermittently. At 16:00 on 31 Oct, an explosion produced a small ash plume and an avalanche of blocks on the ESE flank that traveled about 800 m down the flank. Other explosions were reported to have occurred during the night 31 Oct-1 Nov at 23:17 and 23:30 (local time). [more]
Ash explosion from Sinabung yesterday evening
Sunday, Oct 27, 2013
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. [more]
Friday, Oct 25, 2013
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. [more]
Thursday, Oct 03, 2013
No more eruptions have occurred and the evacuated people (several 1000) were allowed to return to their homes. [more]
Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013
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. [more]

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