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Sinabung volcano
Stratovolcano 2460 m (8,071 ft)
Sumatra, Indonesia, 3.17°N / 98.39°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5)
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Sinabung volcano (Sumatra): eruption news and activity updates

Sinabung volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA OBS TO FL130 MOV ENE AT 27/0510Z.

Saturday Aug 27, 2016 06:00 AM |

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU0300 at 05:47 UTC, 27/08/16 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20160827/0550Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: SINABUNG 261080
PSN: N0310 E09824
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 2460M
ADVISORY NR: 2016/331
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA OBS TO FL130 MOV ENE AT 27/0510Z.
OBS VA DTG: 27/0550Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL130 N0313 E09823 - N0309 E09823 - N0307
E09828 - N0310 E09833 - N0316 E09833 - N0317 E09827 MOV E
15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 27/1150Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 27/1750Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 27/2350Z NO VA EXP
RMK: VA VISIBLE ON SAT IMAGERY MOV ENE. VA EXPECTED TO
DISSIPATE WITHIN 6 HOURS. VA HEIGHT AND MOVEMENT BASED ON
HIMAWARI IMAGERY, MEDAN 27/0000Z SOUNDING AND ACCESS/US GFS
MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20160827/1150Z

Previous news
Glowing avalanche from Sinabung today or yesterday and current seismic recording at the volcano observatory (images: PVMBG)
Thursday, Aug 25, 2016
The volcano has been producing a series of glowing avalanches and pyroclastic flows on the ESE and SE sides during the past 24 hours, reaching lengths of 1500-3500 m. ... [more]
Explosion and small pyroclastic flow at Sinabung yesterday (image: PVMBG)
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
Small to moderate explosions continue to occur at rates of once or twice per day on average. ... [more]
Eruption of Sinabung this morning (image: PVMBG)
Monday, Aug 08, 2016
The series of relatively frequent explosions continues. One this morning at 11:03 local time sent an ash plume to 1600 m above the summit. [more]
Eruption of Sinabung this morning (image: PVMBG)
Friday, Aug 05, 2016
Explosions continue to occur at the volcano almost daily. One this morning at 06:53 local time was relatively strong, producing a vertical ash column that rose 3000 m above the volcano's summit where a lava dome continues to grow slowly. ... [more]
Eruption at Sinabung this morning (image: PVMBG)
Monday, Aug 01, 2016
A series of 3 explosions occurred this morning at 06:09, 06:19 and 06:58 local time, generating ash plumes that rose 1200, 1500 and 2000 m above the volcano's summit, respectively. [more]
 

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