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Sumatra, Indonesia, 3.17°N / 98.39°E
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Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia) update: pyroclastic flow of 2.5 km length - video

Monday Jul 27, 2015 08:35 AM | BY: T

Pyroclastic flow at Sinabung volcano today at 12:22
Pyroclastic flow at Sinabung volcano today at 12:22
Activity has remained essentially unchanged. Effusion of viscous lava continues at slow pace to feed the lava dome with two active lobes on the SE and E upper flanks. At 12:22 local time today, a small part of the eastern lobe collapsed into a medium-sized pyroclastic flow that traveled approx. 2.5 km towards the outskirts of the (already evacuated and destroyed) villages of Bekerah and Simacem.
Video of the pyroclastic flow:
Previous news
Incandescence from the two lava lobes of Sinabung and a rockfall at night (25 July)
Sunday, Jul 26, 2015
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 ... [more]
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]

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