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Sinabung volcano
Stratovolcano 2460 m (8,071 ft)
Sumatra, Indonesia, 3.17°N / 98.39°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5) Sinabung volcano eruptions:
2013-ongoing, 2010
Typical eruption style:
Explosive

Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia) update: pyroclastic flows continue destruction of eastern lava lobe

Fri, 31 Jul 2015, 14:37
14:37 PM | BY: T
Pyroclastic flow at Sinabung volcano yesterday (image: Mbah Lëwå / facebook)
Pyroclastic flow at Sinabung volcano yesterday (image: Mbah Lëwå / facebook)
A series of small to medium-sized pyroclastic flows occurred yesterday as a result of the ongoing destruction of the unstable lava lobe present on the upper eastern flank.
A church from the already mostly buried village of Bekerah, so far still standing, was covered by and disappeared forever under fresh pyroclastic flow deposits.

Previous news

Tue, 28 Jul 2015, 10:07
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. ... read all
Mon, 27 Jul 2015, 08:35
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. ... read all
Sun, 26 Jul 2015, 15:41
Incandescence from the two lava lobes of Sinabung and a rockfall at night (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 read all
Fri, 24 Jul 2015, 11:07
Ash plume from Sinabung's pyroclastic flow yesterday morning (photo: Mbah Lëwå / facebook)
A moderately large pyroclastic flow occurred yesterday morning, reaching 3 km length on the SE side and producing a 1.5 km ash plume. ... read all
Wed, 22 Jul 2015, 13:54
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. ... read all

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