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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) update: pyroclastic flow yesterday

Tuesday Feb 10, 2015 10:50 AM | BY: T

Another large pyroclastic flow occurred yesterday morning. The flow traveled 2-3 km to the base of the mountain and produced an impressive coignimbrite ash plume that rose to approx. 4 km altitude.
The volcano's eruption continues mostly quietly to effuse viscous lava, feeding a flow emplaced on the upper southeastern flank. At times, such as yesterday, it becomes too unstable and smaller or larger parts of it can collapse, generating dangerous pyroclastic flows.
Previous news
The new lava spine at Sinabung (Leopold Kennedy Adam ‏@LeopoldAdam / twitter)
Monday, Jan 19, 2015
Effusion of viscous lava from the summit vent still continues, but has been at slower rates over the past days and weeks. Fewer rockfalls and pyroclastic flows have occurred recently. ... [more]
Saturday, Jan 03, 2015
Activity continues at the lava dome feeding a viscous flow on the upper southern slope. A moderately large pyroclastic flow occurred this morning. [more]
Pyroclastic flow from SInabung around noon today (image: Beidar Sinabung @BeidarSinabung / twitter)
Thursday, Dec 18, 2014
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. [more]
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]

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