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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: apparent calm, rockfalls and lava lobes

Sunday Jul 26, 2015 15:41 PM | BY: T

Incandescence from the two lava lobes of Sinabung and a rockfall at night (25 July)
Incandescence from the two lava lobes of Sinabung and a rockfall at night (25 July)
Zoom onto the summit area of Sinabung with the active lava dome and the two lava lobes; the larger one to the ENE is in the upper center right of the image (25 July)
Zoom onto the summit area of Sinabung with the active lava dome and the two lava lobes; the larger one to the ENE is in the upper center right of the image (25 July)
During the past 2,3 days, the volcano has been relatively calm and not produced pyroclastic flows, only small rockfalls from two lava lobes, a smaller and a much larger one, overspilling to the SE and ENE, respectively
Both are weakly active; the one to the ENE seems prone to potentially larger collapses, which would generate pyroclastic flows that could threaten villages to the E and ENE, in particular Tiga Serangkai village.
Previous news
Ash plume from Sinabung's pyroclastic flow yesterday morning (photo: Mbah Lëwå / facebook)
Friday, Jul 24, 2015
A moderately large pyroclastic flow occurred yesterday morning, reaching 3 km length on the SE side and producing a 1.5 km ash plume. [more]
Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015
The volcano continues to slowly effuse viscous lava which feeds the lava dome on its summit. This activity results in numerous avalanches and pyroclastic flows. ... [more]
Friday, Jul 10, 2015
Activity at the volcano has been comparably low. On average, 2-3 smaller pyroclastic flows per day have been occurring, our expedition leader Andi who is currently at Sinabung reported. [more]
Sunday, Jul 05, 2015
Over the past days, pyroclastic flows have been weaker and less frequent, but the slow extrusion of lava at the summit continues with little change. The volcano remains at highest alert. [more]
Sunday, Jun 28, 2015
Activity remains intense. The volcano continues to extrude viscous lava that regularly generates glowing avalanches and pyroclastic flows. Associated ash plumes have been rising several kilometers. The volcano remains at highest alert level (4 out of 4). ... [more]

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