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Sumatra, Indonesia, 3.17°N / 98.39°E
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Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates

Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia) activity update

Tuesday Jan 07, 2014 10:38 AM | BY: T

Ash plume from a pyroclastic flow this morning and the delta of the fresh pyroclastic deposits at th SE foot of Sinabung
Ash plume from a pyroclastic flow this morning and the delta of the fresh pyroclastic deposits at th SE foot of Sinabung
Map of the 4.5 km and smaller flows on 4 January (Sutopo Purwo Nugroho ‏@Sutopo_BNPB / Twitter)
Map of the 4.5 km and smaller flows on 4 January (Sutopo Purwo Nugroho ‏@Sutopo_BNPB / Twitter)
The activity of the volcano has remained similar with frequent, fortunately only small to medium sized pyroclastic flows and associated ash plumes.
Previous news

Monday, Jan 06, 2014
Activity has remained high, with reported 60 explosions/pyroclastic flows today, according to Karo News. The size of the flows continues to increase gradually and approaches 5 km distance. ... [more]
Pyroclastic flow from Sinabung yesterday
Sunday, Jan 05, 2014
The current eruption, characterized by the growing lava dome producing numerous explosions and pyroclastic flows, continues at increasing levels. ... [more]
Eruption from Sinabung this morning (VSI webcam)
Friday, Jan 03, 2014
More explosions (and probably pyroclastic flows) occurred this morning. An ash plume rose to estimated 24,000 ft (7.3 km) altitude. [more]
Explosion and pyroclastic flow from Sinabung yesterday
Thursday, Jan 02, 2014
The volcano's eruption continues with increasing and more and more frequent (every 15 minutes) explosions and pyroclastic flows from the growing lava dome. Ash plumes have been reaching 20,000 ft (6 km) altitude, run-out lengths of the pyroclastic flows approx. 2-3 km. ... [more]
Medium sized pyroclastic flow reaching the lower slopes of Sinabung today (Image: Sutopo Purwo Nugroho/BNPB)
Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013
More and increasingly larger (and hence more dangerous) pyroclastic flows are being formed by the growing lava dome of the volcano. These "flows" are hot turbulent avalanches of hot blocks and ash in suspension with hot gas and air, that can travel down at great speed the slopes of the mountain, typically following the paths of valleys. ... [more]

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