Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates
Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows
Wednesday Nov 05, 2014 01:35 AM | BY: TOMPFEIFFER
Pyroclastic flow on Sinabung's western flank on 3 NovGrowth of the viscous lava dome and lava lobe on the southeastern flank continues. Several pyroclastic flows, mostly smaller ones, have occurred from time to time during the past days.
At least some of them seem now to affect the previously untouched western flank, perhaps as the result of the changed topography at the summit due to the accumulated lava.
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014
More pyroclastic flows have occurred today. A larger one this morning at 09:47 local time probably reached 3-4 km length and produced an ash plume that rose to 15,000 ft (4.5 km) altitude. [more]
Friday, Oct 24, 2014
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. [more]
Monday, Oct 20, 2014
Pyroclastic flows of small to moderate size continued to occur frequently during the past days. ... [more]
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]