Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates
Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia) update: pyroclastic flows continue destruction of eastern lava lobe
Friday Jul 31, 2015 14:37 PM | BY: T
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.
Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015
A series of pyroclastic flows yesterday noon (see previous post) and this morning destroyed a part of the eastern lava lobe. ... [more]
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]
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]
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]