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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: pyroclastic flow, ash plume 3-4 km high

Tue, 15 Sep 2015, 07:50
07:50 AM | BY: T
Ash plume from a pyroclastic flow at Sinabung this morning (photo: Dedi Vernandho Ginting / facebook)
Ash plume from a pyroclastic flow at Sinabung this morning (photo: Dedi Vernandho Ginting / facebook)
A moderately large pyroclastic flow occurred this morning (08:22 local time) at the volcano. The associated ash plume rose to 18,000 ft (5.4 km) altitude.
During the past months, Sinabung has continued to slowly extrude viscous lava that accumulates at its top in form of a dome with lobes on the upper slopes. When parts of these unstable features collapse, they generate such avalanches. Overall, activity at the volcano has been gradually decreasing recently.
Previous news
Mon, 24 Aug 2015, 08:41
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. ... read all
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

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