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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, Indonesia) activity update

Friday Jan 31, 2014 15:41 PM | BY: T

Pyroclastic flow at Sinabung volcano this morning
Pyroclastic flow at Sinabung volcano this morning
The eruption shows little variations as the volcano continues to effuse viscous magma at the summit vent. A part of that simply contributes to the growth of the lava dome and the viscous lava tongue that descends on the SE flank. Another part of the new magma collapses and produces rock-falls that turn into pyroclastic flows such as this morning (video):

Now that the gulley on the SE side of the volcano has mostly been filled by the lava flow, pyroclastic flows are no longer well channeled and might take other paths more to the south or east. This makes the situation for some areas more dangerous than before.
Previous news
The lava flow from Sinabung has reached the base of the mountain
Thursday, Jan 30, 2014
Lava effusion continues at the volcano and pyroclastic flows occurred this morning. During the past 7-10 days, the growing lava dome has effused an impressive thick extrusion lobe that managed to form a massive, approx. 800 m long coherent lava flow reaching the base of the mountain. ... [more]
Pyroclastic flow from Sinabung yesterday (photo: Aris)
Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014
The volcano's lava dome continues to grow. Following a quieter interval, a new series of pyroclastic flows occurred yesterday. ... [more]
Steam / ash plume rising fro Sinabung this morning
Friday, Jan 24, 2014
A tall steam and ash plume rises from the summit crater, reaching altitudes of up to estimated 4-5 km at times. ... [more]
Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014
Activity at the volcano continues at reduced rate. The lava dome continues to be active with intense degassing and ash venting, and has produced a series of sporadic smaller pyroclastic flows over the past days. [more]

Monday, Jan 20, 2014
Aris Yanto (NdesoAdventures) who is currently on location sent us some impressions from the activity at Sinabung volcanotaken during 16-20 Jan 2014. ... [more]

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