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Sumatra, Indonesia, 3.17°N / 98.39°E
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Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates

Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing lava effusion, pyroclastic flow yesterday

Wednesday Oct 01, 2014 14:30 PM | BY: T

Pyroclastic flow on Sinabung yesterday afternoon (photo: Ricky Febriansyah / ‏@RickyFebriand17 / twitter)
Pyroclastic flow on Sinabung yesterday afternoon (photo: Ricky Febriansyah / ‏@RickyFebriand17 / twitter)
The volcano continues to slowly extrude viscous lava feeding the lava lobe on its southeastern flank. Occasional rockfalls, caused by instabilities on the steeper upper parts of the lava flows, continue to occur from time to time and represent a major hazard: Two larger ones occurred yesterday and produced pyroclastic flows that traveled 3.5 km distance to the southeast.
Seismic activity has been generally low along with the persistent effusive activity which has been going on for more than 10 months now.
Previous news
Thursday, Sep 25, 2014
The volcano continues to slowly extrude lava feeding the large lava lobe on the southeastern flank. Occasional rockfalls and small pyroclastic flows have been observed in the past weeks. ... [more]
Ash plume from a small pyroclastic flow at Sinabung yesterday
Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014
No significant changes in activity have occurred, although some local media reported apparently stronger (rock-fall and pyroclastic flow) activity over the weekend: The extrusion of viscous lava from the volcano's summit vent continues to feed the second lava lobe on the steep, upper SE slope of the volcano. ... [more]
Small pyroclastic flow at Sinabung this morning
Thursday, Jul 10, 2014
A small pyroclastic flow occurred on the slope of the volcano this morning. The flow was confined to the slope of the summit cone and did not reach the devastated areas at the SE base. ... [more]
Evolution of the lava lobe at Sinabung volcano (VSI)
Thursday, Jul 03, 2014
VSI published a new status report which indicates that effusive activity at the volcano still continues. The lava lobe still grows at very slow rate with an overall decreasing trend over the past months. ... [more]
Indandescents blocks from the second lava lobe that produced the collapse yesterday (image of unknown date: ANTARA FOTO/Irsan Mulyadi via Liputan6)
Monday, Jun 30, 2014
An unusually large collapse of parts of the still active lava flow occurred last night at around 19:30 local time and produced a large, dangerous pyroclastic flow that traveled approx. 4.5 km to the SE. There are no reports of injuries or fatalities, hopefully because no one was in the affected part of the exclusion zone. The flow had stopped in the immediate vicinity of the evacuated villages Berastapu and Sukanalu. ... [more]
 

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