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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) update: active lava flow & pyroclastic flows

Thursday Dec 18, 2014 15:19 PM | BY: TOMPFEIFFER

Pyroclastic flow from SInabung around noon today (image: Beidar Sinabung @BeidarSinabung / twitter)
Pyroclastic flow from SInabung around noon today (image: Beidar Sinabung @BeidarSinabung / twitter)
The active lava flow at Sinabung seen last night (Leopold Kennedy Adam ‏@LeopoldAdam / twitter)
The active lava flow at Sinabung seen last night (Leopold Kennedy Adam ‏@LeopoldAdam / twitter)
The volcano remains in a relatively active phase. The growing lava flow on the upper flank regularly sheds pyroclastic flows that reach up to 3 km distance.
Previous news
Pyroclastic flow on Sinabung yesterday
Monday, Dec 15, 2014
Eruptions continue. The volcano extrudes a viscous lobe of lava on its upper steep southern flank. Regular pyroclastic flows of small to moderate size occur as result of partial collapses. ... [more]
Pyroclastic flow at Sinabung this morning
Friday, Dec 12, 2014
The activity at the volcano remains similar as during the past weeks. The extrusion of viscous lava continues to feed a new tongue in the upper part of the southern slope. ... [more]
Pyroclastic flow on Sinabung Saturday noon (source: Leopold Kennedy Adam ‏@LeopoldAdam / twitter)
Monday, Dec 08, 2014
The volcano remains active and dangerous although it has been generally quieter during the past weeks as compared to the surge in activity in Oct. However, sudden collapses of the still growing lava flow and/or explosions occur from time to time: a moderately sized, 2 km long pyroclastic flow traveled down the southern flank Saturday noon (local time). [more]
Smaller pyroclastic flow at Sinabung this morning
Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014
The volcano continues to produce occasional (generally smaller) pyroclastic flows triggered by collapsing parts of the still active lava lobe on the upper southeastern flank. [more]
Smaller pyroclastic flow at Sinabung today
Thursday, Nov 06, 2014
Several, but generally smaller pyroclastic flows occurred today at the volcano. They affected the southern slopes. [more]

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