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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 explosion sends ash to 30,000 ft

Monday Nov 18, 2013 18:30 PM | BY: T

Explosion at Sinabung this morning
Explosion at Sinabung this morning
Another explosion occurred this morning, sending an ash plume to about 30,000 ft (9 km) altitude according to Darwin VAAC, that drifted westward. The aviation alert level was raised to red immediately.
Previous news
Saturday, Nov 16, 2013
Explosions continue to become gradually stronger. Two powerful vulcanian explosions occurred on 14 Nov producing ash plumes rising to about 12,000 ft (3.6 km) and causing small pyroclastic flows. More than 5000 people have been evacuated so far. [more]
Thursday, Nov 14, 2013
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. ... [more]
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]
Eruption of Sinabung this aftenoon (VSI webcam)
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]

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