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Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia) activity update

Fri, 21 Aug 2015, 09:10
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

Wed, 12 Aug 2015, 06:00

Sinabung volcano (Indonesia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 12 August-18 August 2015 (Continuing Activity)

PVMBG reported that during 31 July-10 August foggy weather sometimes prevented visual observations of Sinabung and the growing lava dome in the summit crater. White plumes rose as high as 500 m above the crater, and lava flows on the flanks were incandescent as far as 2 km S to SE. The occurrence of pyroclastic flows per day ranged from one to seven, although none were noted on 8 August. ... Read all
Tue, 11 Aug 2015, 09:48

Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia): volcanologists believe increased magma supply

Map of Sinabung with the exclusion zone
According to a news article in the Indonesian press, volcanologists monitoring Sinabung believe that magma supply to the growing lava dome has recently increased. ... 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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