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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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Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates

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

Monday Aug 24, 2015 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
Explosion from Sinabung yesterday (photo: Endro Lëwå / facebook)
Friday, Aug 21, 2015
An explosion from the summit dome occurred yesterday morning, producing a plume that rose approx. 2 km. ... [more]
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]

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