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Sinabung volcano
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: growing lava lobe, pyroclastic flows

Sun, 24 May 2015, 02:12
02:12 AM | BY: T
Small pyroclastic flow at Sinabung 21 May (photo: Leo Kennedy Adam / twitter)
Small pyroclastic flow at Sinabung 21 May (photo: Leo Kennedy Adam / twitter)
The new lava lobe at Sinabung on 23 May (photo: Mbah Lëwå / facebook)
The new lava lobe at Sinabung on 23 May (photo: Mbah Lëwå / facebook)
The eruption continues with no significant changes. Viscous magma effuses slowly from the summit vent and continues to grow a new lava lobe on the upper southern flank.
Collapses of parts of this unstable lava mass generate small to moderate pyroclastic flows.
Previous news
Thu, 7 May 2015, 09:51
Sinabung's new lava lobe on 5 May 2015 (photo: Mbah Lëwå / facebook)
The lava dome and its viscous lobe continue to grow slowly at the summit. It is probably only a matter of time until new collapses again trigger potentially very dangerous. ... read all
Wed, 29 Apr 2015, 22:55
Pyroclastic flow at Sinabung yesterday at 18:20 (image: @endrolewa / twitter)
A series of strong pyroclastic flows occurred yesterday 28 April 2015, reaching 3-4.5 km distance. The largest, at 18:20 local time touched and burnt the (evacuated) village of Guru Kinayan on the southern slope of the volcano. read all
Thu, 2 Apr 2015, 10:39
The volcano continues to extrude viscous lava, feeding the lava dome occupying the summit crater and a new lava lobe on the upper eastern flank. ... read all
Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 08:23
Active lava lobe and incandescent rockfalls at Sinabung in March 2015 (photo: Bastien Poux)
The volcano continues to effuse a viscous lava lobe from its summit crater. Frequent rockfalls and pyroclastic flows occur due to partial collapses of the sticky lava masses on the steep upper slope. ... read all
Tue, 17 Mar 2015, 12:05
The new lava lobe as on 11 March 2015 (image: Sadrah PS / Culture Volcan)
A new lava lobe has started to grow since early March. From mid-March, it began to produce new rockfalls and pyroclastic flows. ... read all

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