Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates
Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia): small pyroclastic flow
Fri, 18 Apr 2014, 07:0307:03 AM | BY: T
A pyroclastic flow occurred yesterday afternoon (17:40 WIB) at the volcano. Most likely, it was triggered by a partial collapse of the steep lava tongue that had been emplaced on its southern flank during the past months.
Pyroclastic flow on Sinabung yesterday (photo: Firdaus Surbakti - facebook.com/firdaus.surbakti)
Fortunately, the flow was rather small and only reached the now depopulated area at the feet of the mountain.
Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 16:33
Activity continues at the volcano in form of slow lava extrusion that feeds the thick lobe formed on the southern flank. Overall, the intensity of this activity continued to decrease. Authorities decreased the alert status from the highest (4) to 3 (on a scale of 1-4). ... read all
Sun, 30 Mar 2014, 09:27
The volcano remains active on a slowly decreasing trend, with little variation over the past weeks. The viscous lava lobe remains weakly alimented and continues to grow very slowly. ... read all
Tue, 18 Mar 2014, 16:13
The volcano continues to be active with no significant changes, but an overall decreasing trend. Lava effusion feeds the viscous lava extrusion lobe on its southern flank, which has been mainly growing on its eastern side. ... read all
Sun, 23 Feb 2014, 18:23
Activity remained similar to the previous days with an overall decreasing tendency. ... read all
Sat, 15 Feb 2014, 13:58
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. ... read all