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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): continuing explosions and active lava lobe

Sun, 24 Apr 2016, 16:59
16:59 PM | BY: T
Explosion from Sinabung last Friday
Explosion from Sinabung last Friday
The glowing lava lobe seen from Berastaghi this evening
The glowing lava lobe seen from Berastaghi this evening
The volcano's current and long-lasting eruption (now well in its 3rd year) continues essentially unchanged: viscous lava slowly rises into the summit crater, building up a complex dome that over-spills as sticky lobes onto sections of the upper outer slopes on the southeastern side.
When these steeply emplaced lava lobes become too large, they also become unstable and begin to collapse. These collapses generate glowing rockfalls and small to moderate pyroclastic flows when enough material rich in gas is involved. From time to time, accumulated gas trapped beneath the dome also gives way to vertical explosions. These explosions have been occurring almost daily over the recent months, producing ash plume that rise 1-2 km, typically.
Previous news
Thu, 31 Mar 2016, 09:21
The volcano continues to produce explosions and occasional small to moderate pyroclastic flows. read all
Tue, 22 Mar 2016, 16:08
Activity of the volcano continues essentially unchanged with very slow lava extrusion and intermittent small to moderate explosions at the lava dome. read all
Wed, 9 Mar 2016, 12:16
Explosion and pyroclastic flow at Sinabung yesterday evening (photo: Leopold Kennedy Adam ‏@LeopoldAdam / twitter)
Explosions and generally small pyroclastic flows, sometimes happening together, continue to occur at the volcano at rates of a few per day on average. read all
Wed, 2 Mar 2016, 09:31
The activity of the volcano seems to have picked up. Our correspondent Andi who's there on one of our Volcano Special tours, reported: read all
Tue, 1 Mar 2016, 10:04
Eruption of Sinabung last evening Feb 29, 2016 - 11:28pm (image: Endro Lewa / facebook)
Small to moderate explosions continue to occur relatively frequently at the volcano. ... read all

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