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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: new lava lobe

Tuesday Mar 17, 2015 12:05 PM | BY: T

The new lava lobe as on 11 March 2015 (image: Sadrah PS / Culture Volcan)
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.
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Previous news
Friday, Feb 20, 2015
A high-level eruption at 15:22 UTC (22:22 local time) with an ash plume rising to 45,000 ft (15 km) altitude was reported by Darwin VAAC short time ago. ... [more]
Sinabung's new lava lobe in the crater (image: Leopold Kennedy Adam ‏@LeopoldAdam / twitter)
Friday, Feb 20, 2015
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. ... [more]
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]

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