Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates
Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia) activity update
Fri, 13 May 2016, 17:1417:14 PM | BY: T
The explosive / effusive eruption continues with little changes. Rising viscous lava accumulates in the summit crater where as a dome; intermittently, it produces small to moderate explosions (ash plumes rising 1-2 km) and incandescent rockfalls and/or small pyroclastic flows on the eastern side where the crater is breached.
Explosion at Sinabung volcano in the morning of 11 May 2016 (PVMBG)
Overall, the activity (which had started in late 2013) seems to be very slowly decreasing over time.
Wed, 4 May 2016, 22:35
No significant changes in activity have occurred recently. The volcano continues to produce occasional small to moderate vulcanian-type explosions, at rates of typically one or two per day, with ash plumes that rise 1-1.5 km above the crater. read all
Sun, 24 Apr 2016, 16:59
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. read all
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
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