Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates
Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia) activity update
Thursday Nov 14, 2013 11:39 AM | BY: T
Eruptions seem to increase. Over the past days, ash explosions have occurred at rates of 1-2 per day. Ash plumes rose to 10,000-12,000 ft (3-3.6 km) altitude. At least one pyroclastic flow occurred on 11 Nov, reaching about 1 km length.
Several 1000 people have been evacuated from nearby villages at the foot of the volcano and a (dangerously small) 3 km exclusion zone around the volcano is in place.
Wednesday, Nov 06, 2013
Another explosion occurred this morning and produced an ash plume rising to 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude (VAAC Darwin). [more]
Tuesday, Nov 05, 2013
The frequency and size of explosions seems to be picking up. Another eruption occurred this afternoon around 15:20 local time, sending an ash plume to 25,000 ft (7.5 km) altitude (VAAC Darwin). ... [more]
Monday, Nov 04, 2013
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. ... [more]
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]
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]