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Stratovolcano 2460 m (8,071 ft)
Sumatra, Indonesia, 3.17°N / 98.39°E
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Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates

Sinabung volcano (Sumatra) eruption update: continuous ash emissions to 18,000 ft

Wednesday Nov 27, 2013 10:41 AM | BY: T

Continuous ash emissions from Sinabung today (VSI webcam)
Continuous ash emissions from Sinabung today (VSI webcam)
The volcano continues to produce near-constant ash venting. The emissions produce a plume rising to estimated 18,000 ft (5.7 km) altitude.

It seems that the more powerful discrete explosions during the past days have somewhat cleared the conduit, allowing for a more constant (and less violent) eruption of magma. The risk of sudden, more powerful explosions remains however high, because the magma involved (likely dacite) is very viscous.
Previous news
Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013
Ash emissions and explosions continue. So far, about 18,000 people have been evacuated from the most endangered zones in a radius of 5 km around the volcano. [more]
Ash plume from Sinabung today
Monday, Nov 25, 2013
More explosions of moderate size have occurred today. The volcano has also been venting ash in a near constant way between single explosions. Ash plumes have reached altitudes of 15-25,000 ft (4.5-7.5 km) and drifted eastwards. The following video shows today's activity: ... [more]
Vulcanian eruption column from Sinabung volcano this morning (@sitepu_yolanda)
Sunday, Nov 24, 2013
The activity of the volcano continues to increase. More vulcanian-type explosions have occurred over the past days. Since yesterday evening alone, at least 8 explosions have been registered, the biggest one being probably one this morning that produced an ash plume rising to 25,000 ft (7.5 km) and drifting 60 nautical miles to the NW. ... [more]
Friday, Nov 22, 2013
Since the large vulcanian eruption on Wednesday (9 km ash plume), several smaller explosions occurred. Ash plumes rose to estimated 12,000 ft (3,6 km). [more]
Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013
A new explosion was reported this morning (around 7:30 UTC), sending an ash plume to estimated 30,000 ft (9 km) altitude. [more]

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