Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates
Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia) activity update
Saturday Jan 11, 2014 09:47 AM | BY: T
Pyroclastic flow at Sinabung this morningThe volcano continues to be very active with viscous lava extruded at the new dome, which frequently collapses to form hot avalanches (pyroclastic flows) that generate ash plumes rising up to a few km.
The direction of the path of the latest pyroclastic flows has shifted a bit to the east (right) of the previous flow path, possibly due to the obstacle formed by the accumulated latest deposits themselves. These are the gray areas visible on the flank and at the base of the volcano, where a broad delta of hot deposits has formed (that has destroyed everything that used to be there - farmland, scattered houses etc).
Friday, Jan 10, 2014
Activity of the volcano has remained similar to the previous days. The actively growing lava dome, being a mass of unstable, moderately viscous lava, frequently collapses in parts and produces hot bloack and ash avalanches (pyroclastic flows) that reached up to 4.5 km distance. According to the latest figures, the number of refugees from the 5-7 km exclusion zone has reached approx. 25,000. [more]
Wednesday, Jan 08, 2014
The 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. ... [more]
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]