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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

Tuesday May 27, 2014 15:58 PM | BY: T

Weak lava extrusion continues to add material to the viscous lava lobe, which at the same time looses some of its mass in occasional small rockfalls from its front and the sides. These sometimes result in small pyroclastic flows.
Previous news
The possible ash plume from Sinabung and predicted trajectory (VAAC Darwin; MTSAT; annotations by @CultureVolcan / Twitter)
Friday, May 23, 2014
VAAC Darwin raised the Aviation Color Code to "Red" after a possible major ash plume was spotted on satellite imagery. According to the original report, a possible ash plume rose to estimated 50,000 ft (15 km) altitude 12:32 UTC on 22 May and drifted SW. The height was later reduced to 35,000 ft (12 km). ... [more]
Small pyroclastic flow at Sinabung on the morning of 13 May
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Activity at the volcano remains weak. Slow lava extrusion continues along with occasional ash venting and small pyroclastic flows triggered by collapse of parts of the viscous lava lobe on the southern flank. [more]
MODIS hot spots at Sinabung (MODVOLC, Univ. Hawaii)
Monday, Apr 28, 2014
The volcano continues to slowly aliment the large viscous lava lobe on the SE flank. Its growth is mainly manifested by numerous small to medium-sized rockfalls from its flanks and front, but also occasional pyroclastic flows that have reappeared since mid April. ... [more]
Pyroclastic flow on Sinabung yesterday (photo: Firdaus Surbakti - facebook.com/firdaus.surbakti)
Friday, Apr 18, 2014
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. ... [more]
Evolution of Sinabung volcano's lava extrusion lobe (VSI)
Thursday, Apr 10, 2014
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). ... [more]
 

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