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Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates

Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia) update: pyroclastic flows

Tuesday Jul 28, 2015 10:07 AM | BY: T

Pyroclastic flow at Sinabung volcano this morning
Pyroclastic flow at Sinabung volcano this morning
A series of pyroclastic flows yesterday noon (see previous post) and this morning destroyed a part of the eastern lava lobe.

On the last morning of observations during our recent expedition to Sinabung, we observed 3 small to moderate pyroclastic flows reaching 1.5-2 km length. Photos and videos will be posted soon on a special page.

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Previous news
Pyroclastic flow at Sinabung volcano today at 12:22
Monday, Jul 27, 2015
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. ... [more]
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]

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