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Sinabung volcano
Stratovolcano 2460 m (8,071 ft)
Sumatra, Indonesia, 3.17°N / 98.39°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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2013-ongoing, 2010
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Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates

Sinabung volcano (Sumatra) - eruption update

Sunday Feb 23, 2014 18:23 PM | BY: T

Sinabung volcano this morning
Sinabung volcano this morning
Activity remained similar to the previous days with an overall decreasing tendency.
Slow lava extrusion continues to feed the viscous lava lobe, where small rockfalls occur at the sides and its front. At the summit, steaming and small to moderate ash emissions can be seen:
Previous news
Small rockfall at the lava lobe of Sinabung a few days ago
Saturday, Feb 15, 2014
The eruption continues with no significant changes, but on a progressively decreasing trend. Most activity has been the slow extrusion and gradual enlargement of the lava dome-lobe oozing out from the vent and onto the southern slope. Occasional rockfalls and minor pyroclastic flows occur as well. ... [more]
Pyroclastic flow at Sinabung yesterday afternoon
Tuesday, Feb 04, 2014
The eruption of the volcano continues with little changes. During the past 2 days (see video below), there have been a number of smaller and occasional medium-sized explosions/dome collapse events that produced pyroclastic flows that reach up to 2-3 km length (at 13:50 yesterday and 07:50 this morning (local times). ... [more]
Number of seismic events by category until 31 Jan (VSI)
Monday, Feb 03, 2014
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. ... [more]
Ash plume of the deadly pyroclastic flow on the SE flank this morning
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]
Pyroclastic flow at Sinabung volcano this morning
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]
 

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