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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) activity update

Tuesday Oct 20, 2015 06:21 AM | BY: T

Ash plume from Sinabung yesterday (image: @BeidarSinabung / twitter)
Ash plume from Sinabung yesterday (image: @BeidarSinabung / twitter)
Explosions and pyroclastic flows continue to occur at the volcano during the past days. This morning, a pyroclastic flow traveled 2 km and produced an ash plume of 2.5 km height.
Previous news
Ash plume from Sinabung during the explosion and pyroclastic flow on 13 Oct 15, 06:30 am local time (image: @LeopoldAdam / twitter)
Friday, Oct 16, 2015
The volcano continues to slowly extrude viscous lava, which results in occasional small to moderately sized pyroclastic flows (2-3 per day on average). ... [more]
Thursday, Oct 08, 2015
PVMBG reported that during 21-28 September foggy weather sometimes prevented visual observations of Sinabung and the growing lava dome in the summit crater. Lava flows on the flanks were incandescent as far as 3 km E to SE. As many as five pyroclastic flows per day were detected, traveling as far as 4 km ESE. Ash plumes rose as high as 4.5 km. ... [more]
Wednesday, Sep 23, 2015
PVMBG reported that during 8-14 September foggy weather sometimes prevented visual observations of Sinabung and the growing lava dome in the summit crater. ... [more]
Pyroclastic flow from Sinabung this morning at 08:36 local time (image: #SadrahPS / twitter)
Monday, Sep 21, 2015
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. [more]
Ash plume from a pyroclastic flow at Sinabung this morning (photo: Dedi Vernandho Ginting / facebook)
Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015
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. ... [more]

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