Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates
Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia) activity update
Wednesday Jan 08, 2014 10:22 AM | BY: T
Pyroclastic flow at Sinabung this morningThe volcano's eruption remains essentially stable. The volcano continues to produce frequent pyroclastic flows - avalanches of lava rocks and ash mixed with gas and air, triggered by partial collapses of the growing lava dome. They continue to reach 2-4 km lengths and run down the SE slope where an extensive delta of pyroclastic deposits is formed.
The flows reach lengths of 2-4 km, but the risk of larger flows that would threaten the village in the foreground remains high. The exclusion zone in this area is 7 km from the summit.
Tuesday, Jan 07, 2014
The activity of the volcano has remained similar with frequent, fortunately only small to medium sized pyroclastic flows and associated ash plumes. [more]
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]
Sunday, Jan 05, 2014
The current eruption, characterized by the growing lava dome producing numerous explosions and pyroclastic flows, continues at increasing levels. ... [more]
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]
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]