Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates
Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia) activity update
Pyroclastic flows continue to threaten the southeastern and east-northeastern slopes of the volcano.
Tue, 16 Jun 2015, 07:5607:56 AM | BY: T
According to a news article, approx. 1,200 people were evacuated yesterday, bringing the total number of current refugees to almost 4,000. Another 2,500 residents should be evacuated over the next few days.
Sun, 14 Jun 2015, 07:25
Pyroclastic flows caused by collapse of parts of the viscous dome on the volcano's summit have started to be more frequent and larger again. Yesterday, about ten flows were generated that descended both through the SE and the ENE channel, reaching up to 3 km distance. ... read all
Fri, 12 Jun 2015, 05:32
The lava dome at the volcano's summit continues to grow at a rate of approx 100,000 cubic meters per day. Small to moderate pyroclastic flows during the past week have mostly removed the viscous lobe on the upper southeast flank. read all
Wed, 3 Jun 2015, 17:48
Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia): alert level raised to maximum as risk of pyroclastic flows increases
The alert level of the volcano was again raised from "siaga" to "awas", the highest on the Indonesian 1-4 scale. The reason is a currently elevated risk of possibly larger pyroclastic flows, that could be triggered by collapse of the increasing volume of the viscous lava lobe emplaced on the upper SE flank. ... read all
Sun, 24 May 2015, 02:12
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. read all
Thu, 7 May 2015, 09:51
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