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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): eruption news and activity updates

Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia) update: large lava lobes on upper flank

Mon, 24 Aug 2015, 08:41
08:41 AM | BY: T
View of Sinabung's summit with the two active lobes (photo:  Lëwå (OEL) @endrolewa / twitter)
View of Sinabung's summit with the two active lobes (photo: Lëwå (OEL) @endrolewa / twitter)
Small pyroclastic flows were observed during the past days, mostly originating from the active eastern lava lobe.
Recent photos of the summit show no major changes during the past weeks, but suggest that lava effusion continues to slowly build up the dome and the two active lobes, which are now prone to potentially larger collapses and associated flows.
A safety radius of 7 km from the volcano is recommended.
Previous news
Fri, 21 Aug 2015, 09:10
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. read all
Tue, 11 Aug 2015, 09:48
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
Tue, 4 Aug 2015, 15:56
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. read all
Fri, 31 Jul 2015, 14:37
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
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

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