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Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates

Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia) update: pyroclastic flows, new lava lobe

Friday Feb 20, 2015 16:02 PM | BY: T

Sinabung's new lava lobe in the crater (image: Leopold Kennedy Adam ‏@LeopoldAdam / twitter)
Sinabung's new lava lobe in the crater (image: Leopold Kennedy Adam ‏@LeopoldAdam / twitter)
Pyroclastic flows continue to occur, as a new lobe of viscous lava is growing in the summit crater. The collapses during the past 2 weeks and their associated flows have strongly changed the morphology of the crater, removing most of the existing dome, while this is now being replaced by fresh material.
A larger flow on Wednesday night reached 4 km distance, further than all of the previous ones in recent months. It reached the evacuated villages of Suka Meriah where it burnt houses. Fortunately, no victims were reported as people from the place had been relocated permanently. Ash fall occurred in Berastagi town 30 km away.
Previous news
Pyroclastic flow at Sinabung this morning (image: @BeidarSinabung  / twitter)
Monday, Feb 16, 2015
Following the large pyroclastic flow on 9 Feb, several smaller to medium ones have occurred over the past days. ... [more]
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]

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