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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)
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Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates

Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia): series of small glowing avalanches

Thu, 16 Jun 2016, 15:40
15:40 PM | BY: T
Seismic recording from Sinabung showing a hot avalanche going on (PVMBG)
Seismic recording from Sinabung showing a hot avalanche going on (PVMBG)
The volcano observatory recorded several small pyroclastic flows from the volcano during the last night (at 21:20 pm, 21:27, 22:08, and 00:23 local time).
Most of the eruptions could not be seen directly due to fog, but one of the glowing avalanches was observed to have traveled 1000 m to the south-southeast and 2000 meters to the southeast-east.
Source: PVMBG / facebook
Previous news
Fri, 10 Jun 2016, 07:26
Explosion from Sinabung this morning (10 June 2016) (photo: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
The eruption of the volcano continues with little changes: viscous magma is accumulating at the summit lava dome and forms over-spilling lobes on the southeastern slope that are prone to collapse. Trapped gasses produce occasional vertical explosions with ash plumes that reach 1-2 km height mostly (s. image). ... read all
Sun, 22 May 2016, 16:49
The deadly pyroclastic flow at Sinabung yesterday (image: PVMBG)
A series of pyroclastic flows occurred yesterday afternoon - sadly, at least one of them was was much larger than most others during the past months and claimed several fatalities among local farmers who were working on their fields within the exclusion zone, approx. 4 km from the volcano. The latest update includes 7 dead and at least 2 badly bunt among the victims. ... read all
Mon, 16 May 2016, 15:39
Eruption of Sinabung this morning (image: PVMBG / facebook)
Two small to moderately sized pyroclastic flows occurred this morning at the volcano. read all
Fri, 13 May 2016, 17:14
Explosion at Sinabung volcano in the morning of 11 May 2016 (PVMBG)
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
 

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