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Sinabung volcano
Stratovolcano 2460 m (8,071 ft)
Sumatra, Indonesia, 3.17°N / 98.39°E
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Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates

Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia) update: increased instability of lava dome triggers pyroclastic flows

Mon, 21 Sep 2015, 07:08
07:08 AM | BY: T
Pyroclastic flow from Sinabung this morning at 08:36 local time (image: #SadrahPS / twitter)
Pyroclastic flow from Sinabung this morning at 08:36 local time (image: #SadrahPS / twitter)
Several pyroclastic flows, some relatively large, have occurred over the past days. While the slow effusive activity itself has not significantly changes, the lava dome and its viscous lava lobes that spilled over onto the steep upper flanks are now undergoing a phase of increased collapses due to increased instability.
Previous news
Tue, 15 Sep 2015, 07:50
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. read all
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

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