Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia) activity update

Fri, 31 Jan 2014, 15:41
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

Thu, 30 Jan 2014, 11:23
The lava flow from Sinabung has reached the base of the mountain
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. ... Read all
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