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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)
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2013-ongoing, 2010
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Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates

Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia) activity update

Friday Aug 21, 2015 09:10 AM | BY: T

Explosion from Sinabung yesterday (photo: Endro Lëwå / facebook)
Explosion from Sinabung yesterday (photo: Endro Lëwå / facebook)
An explosion from the summit dome occurred yesterday morning, producing a plume that rose approx. 2 km.
Occasional smaller pyroclastic flows continued to occur during the past weeks as well, as the lava dome and its active lobes remain weakly active.
Previous news
Map of Sinabung with the exclusion zone
Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015
According to a news article in the Indonesian press, volcanologists monitoring Sinabung believe that magma supply to the growing lava dome has recently increased. ... [more]
Pyroclastic flow from Sinabung today (image: Samri Sihombing / facebook)
Tuesday, Aug 04, 2015
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. ... [more]
Pyroclastic flow at Sinabung volcano yesterday (image: Mbah Lëwå / facebook)
Friday, Jul 31, 2015
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. ... [more]
Pyroclastic flow at Sinabung volcano this morning
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]
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]

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