Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates
Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia): 2 pyroclastic flows this morning
Mon, 16 May 2016, 15:3915:39 PM | BY: T
Two small to moderately sized pyroclastic flows occurred this morning at the volcano.
Eruption of Sinabung this morning (image: PVMBG / facebook)
The larger one at 06:16 local time (image) produced a pyroclastic flow that traveled 2700 m on the SE side and a co-ignimbrite ash plume that rose 2500 m into the sky.
Fri, 13 May 2016, 17:14
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. read all
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