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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: pyroclastic flows continue

Monday Feb 16, 2015 09:55 AM | BY: T

Pyroclastic flow at Sinabung this morning (image: @BeidarSinabung  / twitter)
Pyroclastic flow at Sinabung this morning (image: @BeidarSinabung / twitter)
Following the large pyroclastic flow on 9 Feb, several smaller to medium ones have occurred over the past days.
It is difficult to be sure, but it suggests that lava effusion to the steep viscous lobe on the upper steep flank is currently at a higher rate than during most of the past months.
Previous news
Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015
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. ... [more]
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]

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