Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates
Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows
Monday Oct 20, 2014 20:08 PM | BY: T
Pyroclastic flow on Sinabung 19 Oct 2014 (photo: Michael Dalton)Pyroclastic flows of small to moderate size continued to occur frequently during the past days.
Our friend Canadian filmmaker Michael Dalton who was on location estimated 10-20 per day, most of them reaching lengths of 1-2 km and producing ash plumes rising approx. 2 km.
Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014
The eruption at the volcano continues. An expedition of our team is on location and observed near-continuous rockfalls and frequent pyroclastic flows caused by collapses on the lava flow reaching up to 4-5 km distance. The flows travel through two channels, on the south and to the north. ... [more]
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014
Activity has picked up considerably at the volcano during the past days. Several pyroclastic flows (dangerous hot avalanches of fragmented lava and hot gasses) traveled down the SE (and some on the NE) flanks of the volcano, threatening again the closest inhabited areas to the S of Sinabung. ... [more]
Sunday, Oct 05, 2014
Lava extrusion continues. A series of small to moderately sized pyroclastic flows occurred this morning at the volcano. The flows were likely produced as parts of the upper, unstable and still growing viscous lava dome on the SE flank collapsed: ... [more]
Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014
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. ... [more]
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]