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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

Friday Oct 24, 2014 14:47 PM | BY: T

Pyroclastic flow on Sinabung on 23 Oct 2014 (VSI webcam)
Pyroclastic flow on Sinabung on 23 Oct 2014 (VSI webcam)
Pyroclastic flows have decreased in size and frequency, but continued to occur at least until yesterday. Cloudy weather prevents detailed observations most of the time.
Previous news
Pyroclastic flow on Sinabung 19 Oct 2014 (photo: Michael Dalton)
Monday, Oct 20, 2014
Pyroclastic flows of small to moderate size continued to occur frequently during the past days. ... [more]
Pyroclastic flow on Sinabung a few days ago
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]
Large pyroclastic flow on Sinabung on 9 Oct 2014 (source: Volcano Alert @infoVolcano / Twitter)
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]
Pyroclastic flow on Sinabung this morning
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]
Pyroclastic flow on Sinabung yesterday afternoon (photo: Ricky Febriansyah / ‏@RickyFebriand17 / twitter)
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]

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