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Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia) update: pyroclastic flow

Tue, 4 Aug 2015, 15:56
15:56 PM | BY: T
Pyroclastic flow from Sinabung today (image: Samri Sihombing / facebook)
Pyroclastic flow from Sinabung today (image: Samri Sihombing / facebook)
At least two pyroclastic flows occurred today at the volcano, continuing the destruction of the steeply emplaced lava lobes on the upper SE and E side.
Our friends Samri and David reported heavy ash falls southeast of the volcano, forcing shops to close and people stay indoors.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015, 14:37

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

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. Read all
Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 06:00

Sinabung volcano (Indonesia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 29 July-4 August 2015 (Continuing Activity)

On 4 August BNPB reported that the eruption at Sinabung continued at a very high level. Lava was incandescent as far as 1.5 km SE and E down the flanks, and multiple avalanches were detected. Pyroclastic flows traveled at most 3 km ESE and SE, and ash plumes rose 2 km. ... Read all
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Sinabung volcano
Stratovolcano 2460 m (8,071 ft)
Sumatra, Indonesia, 3.17°N / 98.39°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5) Sinabung volcano eruptions:
2013-ongoing, 2010
Typical eruption style
Explosive
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