Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates
Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia) activity update
Monday Feb 03, 2014 16:34 PM | BY: T
Number of seismic events by category until 31 Jan (VSI)The activity has not much changed, but continues to show an overall decreasing trend. No significant explosions or pyroclastic flows seem to have occurred over the past 2 days.
VSI published a graph showing the seismic activity until 31 Jan, which indicates that the number of seismic events related to the rise of new magma (hybrid earthquakes and tremor) has generally been decreasing over the past weeks. This corresponds to what can be observed visually (when weather permits clear views).
Saturday, Feb 01, 2014
Sad news today: the volcano claimed its first victims this morning due to a direct effect of the eruption. At least 14 people were reported killed and 3 others severely bunt by one or two moderately large pyroclastic flows this morning. 3 more people are still reported missing. ... [more]
Friday, Jan 31, 2014
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): ... [more]
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]
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]
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]